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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.
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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
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Translations
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

insensitivity

[ɪnˌsɛnsɪˈtɪvɪti] n (= uncaring nature) [person, behaviour] → insensibilité f; [remark, comment] → grossièreté m
insensitivity to sth → insensibilité à qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

insensitivity

[ɪnˌsɛnsɪˈtɪvɪtɪ] nmancanza di sensibilità
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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The party observed: 'It is totally disgraceful that Mr President's handlers could conjure such scandalous whitewashing project to gloat on Nigerians at a time they (Nigerians) are extremely hurting over the prevalent economic hardship, hunger, disappointments, failures and humongous corruption, that have become the hallmark of the Buhari administration.' The PDP noted that by allowing themselves to be used for such image laundering for President Buhari in the face of his failures to find solution for the killings and kidnappings in Zamfara, Borno, Yobe, Taraba, Adamawa, Kaduna, Katsina and other states of the federation, the APC governors have again exhibited their party's unpardonable insensitivity and disdain for Nigerians.
For Edita, the government's move reveals the 'height of insensitivity to the plight of the victims' families' and its desire to erase the memories of the disappeared.
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Teachers in public primary schools and public secondary schools in Cross River State have announced that they would commence an indefinite strike Thursday, owing to what they hinged on alleged insensitivity of the state government to their demands.
It is to the cultural insensitivity of businesses and corporate ventures who one after the other continue to engage in promoting their businesses and products while completely ignoring the basic ideals of humanistic and ethical values.