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insensitive

in·sen·si·tive

insensitive

 
pronunciation:
In sen s tihv
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: lacking normal physical sensation or response.
insensitive to touchan insensitive nerve
synonyms:
numb
antonyms:
irritable, sensitive
similar words:
asleep, dead, insensate, unfeeling
definition 2: without concern for or understanding of the feelings of others.
an insensitive remark
synonyms:
callous, insensate, unfeeling, unkind, unsympathetic
antonyms:
compassionate, sensitive
similar words:
blunt, cruel, hardhearted, heartless, inconsiderate, inhumane, mean, obtuse, tactless, thoughtless
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derivations: insensitively (adv.), insensitiveness (n.), insensitivity (n.)