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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.

insensitive

(ɪnˈsɛnsɪtɪv)
adj
1. lacking sensitivity; unfeeling
2. lacking physical sensation
3. (foll by: to) not sensitive (to) or affected (by): insensitive to radiation.
inˈsensitively adv
inˈsensitiveness, inˌsensiˈtivity n

in•sen•si•tive

(ɪnˈsɛn sɪ tɪv)

adj.
1. not emotionally sensitive or sympathetic; unfeeling; callous: an insensitive nature; insensitive to the needs of the poor.
2. not physically sensitive: insensitive skin.
3. not affected by physical or chemical agencies or influences: insensitive to light.
[1600–10]
in•sen′si•tive•ness, in•sen`si•tiv′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insensitive - not responsive to physical stimuli; "insensitive to radiation"
unresponsive - not responding to some influence or stimulus
insensible - incapable of physical sensation; "insensible to pain"; "insensible earth"
insusceptible, unsusceptible - not susceptible to
sensitive - responsive to physical stimuli; "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light"
2.insensitive - deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive; "insensitive to the needs of the patients"
hard - dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";
unresponsive - not responding to some influence or stimulus
insensible - incapable of physical sensation; "insensible to pain"; "insensible earth"
tough - not given to gentleness or sentimentality; "a tough character"
sensitive - being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others; "sensitive to the local community and its needs"

insensitive

adjective unfeeling, indifferent, unconcerned, uncaring, tough, hardened, callous, crass, unresponsive, thick-skinned, obtuse, tactless, imperceptive, unsusceptible My husband is very insensitive about my problem.
concerned, caring, sensitive, tender, sympathetic, susceptible, responsive, perceptive, tactful
insensitive to unaffected by, immune to, impervious to, dead to, unmoved by, proof against He had become insensitive to cold.

insensitive

adjective
1. Lacking physical feeling or sensitivity:
2. Not capable of being affected or impressed:
3. Lacking passion and emotion:
4. Lacking responsiveness or alertness:
Translations
غَيْرٌ حَسَّاسٌغَيْر حَسّاسفاقِد الشُّعور
necitlivýlhostejný
ufølsom
välinpitämätön
neosjećajan
tilfinningalaus, dofinntilfinningasljór, ónæmur
鈍感な
둔감한
nejautrumasnejautrus
nejūtīgs
okänslig
ที่ไม่ไวต่อความรู้สึกของผู้อื่น
duyarsızduygusuzhissetmezvurdum duymaz
vô tâm

insensitive

[ɪnˈsensɪtɪv] ADJ [person] → insensible; [behaviour, remark] → falto de sensibilidad
to be insensitive [person] → no tener sensibilidad
to be insensitive to sthser insensible a algo
to be insensitive to heat/cold/painser insensible al calor/frío/dolor
she is insensitive to other people's feelingses insensible a los sentimientos de los demás
he had become insensitive to seeing people sufferse había vuelto insensible al sufrimiento de los demás

insensitive

[ɪnˈsɛnsɪtɪv] adj (= uncaring) [person, behaviour] → insensible; [remark, comment] → indélicat(e)
That was a bit insensitive of you → C'était un peu indélicat de ta part.
to be insensitive to sb's needs → être insensible aux besoins de qn

insensitive

adj
(= unfeeling, uncaring)gefühllos; remarktaktlos; policy, actionrücksichtslos; to be insensitive to or about somebody’s problems/fears/feelingsauf jds Probleme/Ängste/Gefühle keine Rücksicht nehmen
(= unappreciative)unempfänglich; to be insensitive to the beauties of nature etcfür Schönheiten der Natur etc unempfänglich sein
(physically) → unempfindlich (to gegen); insensitive to pain/lightschmerz-/lichtunempfindlich
(Econ) they are relatively insensitive to pricefür sie spielt der Preis eine relativ untergeordnete Rolle

insensitive

[ɪnˈsɛnsɪtɪv] adj (person) insensitive (to)insensibile (a); (action, behaviour) → privo/a 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

insensitive

غَيْرٌ حَسَّاسٌ necitlivý ufølsom unempfindlich αναίσθητος insensible välinpitämätön insensible neosjećajan insensibile 鈍感な 둔감한 ongevoelig ufølsom nieczuły insensível бесчувственный okänslig ที่ไม่ไวต่อความรู้สึกของผู้อื่น duyarsız vô tâm 感觉迟钝的
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