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in·sen·si·tive

 (ĭn-sĕn′sĭ-tĭv)
adj.
1. Not physically sensitive; numb.
2.
a. Lacking in sensitivity to the feelings or circumstances of others; unfeeling.
b. Indifferent or inattentive: insensitive to the needs of the customers.
3. Not readily responsive to external influence or stimulation: a commodity price that is insensitive to fluctuations in demand.

in·sen′si·tive·ly adv.
in·sen′si·tiv′i·ty, in·sen′si·tive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insensitivity - the inability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
crassitude, crassness - the quality of being crass--devoid of refinement
tin ear - insensitivity to the appropriateness or subtlety of language; "he has a tin ear for dialogue"
callousness, unfeelingness, callosity, insensibility, hardness - devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
unperceptiveness - the lack of insight and sympathetic understanding
unkindness - lack of sympathy
inability, unfitness - lacking the power to perform
sensitiveness, sensitivity - the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
Translations
فُقْدان الإحْساس
necitlivost
ufølsomhed
tilfinningaleysi
duyarsızlıkduygusuzluk

insensitivity

[ɪnˌsensɪˈtɪvɪtɪ] N (physical) → insensibilidad f; (emotional) → falta f de sensibilidad
insensitivity to sth [+ cold, pain] → insensibilidad f a algo; [+ people's feelings, problems] → falta f de sensibilidad ante algo

insensitivity

[ɪnˌsɛnsɪˈtɪvɪti] n (= uncaring nature) [person, behaviour] → insensibilité f; [remark, comment] → grossièreté m
insensitivity to sth → insensibilité à qch

insensitivity

n
(= unfeeling/uncaring attitude)Gefühllosigkeit f(towards gegenüber); (of remark)Taktlosigkeit f; (of policy, action)Rücksichtslosigkeit f
(= unappreciativeness)Unempfänglichkeit f(to für); his insensitivity to the reasons behind the demandsseine Verständnislosigkeit or sein Unverständnis für die Gründe, die hinter den Forderungen stehen
(physical) → Unempfindlichkeit f(to gegen)

insensitivity

[ɪnˌsɛnsɪˈtɪvɪtɪ] nmancanza di sensibilità

insensitive

(inˈsensətiv) adjective
(with to).
1. not noticing or not sympathetic towards (eg others' feelings). He was insensitive to her grief.
2. (with to) not feeling or not reacting to (touch, light etc). The dentist's injection numbed the nerves and made the tooth insensitive to the drill.
inˌsensiˈtivity noun
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