Definition of Insensitive

1. Adjective. Not responsive to physical stimuli. "Insensitive to radiation"




2. Adjective. Deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive. "Insensitive to the needs of the patients"

Definition of Insensitive

1. a. Not sensitive; wanting sensation, or wanting acute sensibility.

Definition of Insensitive

1. Adjective. Not having normal physical feeling ¹

2. Adjective. Not having normal emotional feelings, cold, tactless, undiplomatic ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insensitive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insensitive

insensate
insensately
insensates
insense
insensed
insenses
insensibilities
insensibility
insensible
insensible(p)
insensible perspiration
insensible thirst
insensibleness
insensibly
insensing
insensitive (current term)
insensitively
insensitiveness
insensitivities
insensitivity
insensuous
insentience
insentiences
insentient
inseparabilities
inseparability
inseparable
inseparableness
inseparables
inseparably

Literary usage of Insensitive

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1. The Negro Races: A Sociological Study by Jerome Dowd (1907)
"... Relatively Few, insensitive and Simple.— Leaving now the subject of the intellectual capacity of the Negroes, and considering their sensitive nature, ..."

2. Impotence and Sterility: With Aberrations of the Sexual Function and Sex by George Frank Lydston (1917)
"Fowls, moreover, are relatively insensitive to injuries. As to the "alien species protein" factor in the foregoing experiment, we confess that we were ..."

3. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1892)
"Consciousness of external things can alone be aroused by impressions transmitted to the brain textures (themselves insensitive) becoming converted into ..."

4. The Puritan Spirit by Richard Salter Storrs (1890)
"... though secular success may seem at times to have fettered or dissolved it; though a daintier culture may have made men insensitive, if not positively ..."

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