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Definition of "insensitive" []

  • Not physically sensitive; numb. (adjective)
  • Lacking in sensitivity to the feelings or circumstances of others; unfeeling. (adjective)
  • Lacking in responsiveness: insensitive to the needs of the customers. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "insensitive" in a sentence
  • "The reason I call it insensitive is because I believe that characteristics like intelligence are amorphous and that these characteristics go into making up our sense of self-hood."
  • "The slur has been painted over, but Cain said he finds this use of the word "insensitive.""
  • "SYRACUSE, New York Reuters - Syracuse University head basketball coach Jim Boeheim, who two weeks ago lashed out at those accusing a former assistant of sexually molesting ball boys, apologized on Friday for what he called insensitive remarks and said he "misspoke very badly.""