unattuned

unattuned

(ˌʌnəˈtjuːnd)
adj
unaccustomed to or unfamiliar with
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Unattuned to this distinction, however, Vardaman decides that the only way to continue using "mother" is to equate it with another word the bearer of which is now absent, thus prompting his famously garbled statement: "My mother is a fish" (A 84).
And she is likely to be married to someone she shouldn't be, someone "handsome" but "absolutely no good"--too uncurious, unattuned to the subtle beauty of nature or art to be her intellectual or spiritual equal.
This disconnection subordinates the conceptual and interpretative play that animates Arendt's writing (and which makes it so often appear frustrating or self-contradictory to unattuned readers), subjecting it to a literalist reading that reduces her insights to propositional logic.
The excessive reliance on conceptuality and the need to live according to what is empirically verifiable take precedence as the sensing of the indescribable marveling in childhood fades into the background, still speaking but falling mostly upon deaf or unattuned ears.
In contrast, insecure attachment styles, associated with having received unattuned, inconsistent, rejecting, abusive, or neglectful caregiving, are thought to lead to deficits in the capacity for intimacy with others, and consequently relationships lacking intimacy, destructive sexual behaviour, and related psychological difficulties can result (Creeden, 2004; Sroufe, 2005).
In his two-page resignation letter, Sidore--who has served on the satellite school's advisory board for more than a decade--did not hold back his criticism of the "priorities and attitudes" of the University System of New Hampshire trustees and UNH administration, who he said have insularly focused on the Durham campus, unattuned to the economic realities and workforce needs in Manchester.
imposition of international courts unattuned to the needs of the local
I am grateful to Professor Chatterjee for his astute comments upon a draft of my essay, in particular for his explanation of the tonal differences in the various stages of Tagore's poetry that escape my unattuned ear.
Perhaps most commonly, God and/or other Christians might be experienced as unattuned, unresponsive (or conditionally responsive), preoccupied, erratic, or rejecting.
Aggressive and unattuned to the private, domestic pleasures of the nightingale's song, Americans generally may well be unable to inherit the British lyric tradition or comprehend its meaning, the speaker seems to suggest.
123) Passengers, even the relatively unattuned, generally notice when cars are switched off, as this may disrupt music, climate control and power windows.
3) As Taylor suggests, sometimes these 'systems and phenomena' involve features in the source text which would prove locally confusing to a Burgundian readership unattuned to their significance; often, though, the 'unfamiliar' aspect of the avatar lies in its presentation of an episode or element that might be ideologically, rather than straightforwardly linguistically or culturally, troubling.