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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"


  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


  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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  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. Woody Johnson:

    I have followed the ethical rules and requirements of my office at all times, these false claims of insensitive remarks about race and gender are totally inconsistent with my longstanding record and values.

  2. Sean Gunn:

    I have regretted them for many years since — not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don't reflect the person I am today or have been for some time.

  3. Burger King:

    The ad in question is insensitive and does not reflect our brand values regarding diversity and inclusion.

  4. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images:

    My husband’s reference to Anne Frank at a mandate rally in D.C. was reprehensible and insensitive, the atrocities that millions endured during the Holocaust should never be compared to anyone or anything. His opinions are not a reflection of my own.

  5. Aimee Fletcher:

    I would like these types of campaigns to stop, they're very insensitive, and are usually just a trend in social media.I'm all for raising awareness to showcase what breast cancer really looks like. It feels like it's just for women who want to get their breast out on the Internet.

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