unattuned

unattuned

(ˌʌnəˈtjuːnd)
adj
unaccustomed to or unfamiliar with
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Caregivers unable to provide adequate secure base are insensitive to the partner's feelings, invade the explorations of others, fail in encouraging others in their autonomy and exploration or respond in a disconnected and unattuned manner.
In 1990, Penelope Eckert documented social categories ('cliques') into which secondary school students divided themselves as a means of resisting the unattuned classifications imposed by school structures on 'good' and 'poor' students.
These observations may strike some readers as off key since the discussion is unattuned to lines of thinking that considers the distinctive relationship of women's lives to everyday mundane activities and dispiriting forms of repetitive time.
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).
(Clio Dulaine of Saratoga Trunk, for example, distinguishes herself amongst snobby society women unfavorably disposed toward her by taking a brisk morning walk--perhaps an allusion to Elizabeth Bennett.) 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.