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Definitions for insensitive
ɪnˈsɛn sɪ tɪvin·sen·si·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insensitiveadjective

    not responsive to physical stimuli

    "insensitive to radiation"

  2. insensitiveadjective

    deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive

    "insensitive to the needs of the patients"

Wiktionary

  1. insensitiveadjective

    Not having normal physical feeling

  2. insensitiveadjective

    Not having normal emotional feelings, cold, tactless, undiplomatic

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insensitiveadjective

    not sensitive; wanting sensation, or wanting acute sensibility

Freebase

  1. Insensitive

    "Insensitive" is the title of a track from the 1994 Jann Arden album Living Under June; an international hit single, "Insensitive" remains the career record for Arden. The song is unique in Arden's repertoire as the one song she's made the first recorded version of which she did not write, the composer of "Insensitive" being Anne Loree.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insensitive

    in-sen′si-tiv, adj. not sensitive.

Editors Contribution

  1. insensitive

    not sensitive. A guy has just let me down from taking me on a date, he said he's not an insensative guy. Exactly what does he mean by insensitive.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 28, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insensitive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insensitive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of insensitive in a Sentence

  1. Germaine Greer:

    We are told it's one of the most violent crimes in the world -- bull ****. Most rape is just lazy, just careless, just insensitive, every time a man rolls over on his exhausted wife and insists on enjoying his conjugal right, he is raping her. It will never end up in a court of law.

  2. The CIF:

    After a thorough review and analysis of the incident following the conclusion of the Division 4-A regional basketball championship game between Coronado High School and Orange Glen High School, the CIF state executive director reiterates that discriminatory and racially insensitive behaviors toward an opponent contravene the principles of education-based athletics.

  3. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson:

    In an attempt to protect all of our defenses, we used words and we phrased things in such a way that was very insensitive to the tragedy in general, the family and the victim in particular.

  4. Rod Skirvin:

    Officer Valenti is accepting of the suspension and is not going to fight it, officer Valenti wishes to extend an apology to the David Hogg family and any family that was offended by his comment. Officer Valenti realizes Officer Valenti comments were insensitive and deeply regrets what Officer Valenti has done.

  5. President James R. Ramsey:

    I want to personally apologize for the recent incident and any pain that it may have caused our students, faculty, staff and the community. We did not intend to cause harm or to be insensitive, i hope this doesn't detract from the hard work we -- the entire UofL community -- have done and continue to do in building an inclusive, supportive, welcoming campus for all our university family.

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