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Synonyms for insensitive
ɪnˈsɛn sɪ tɪvin·sen·si·tive

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  1. insensitiveadjective


  2. insensitiveadjective

    Not having normal physical feeling


  3. insensitiveadjective

    Not having normal emotional feelings, cold, tactless, undiplomatic


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  1. insensitiveadjective

    not responsive to physical stimuli

    "insensitive to radiation"

    highly sensitive, thin-skinned, radiosensitive, irritable, responsive, light-sensitive, photosensitive, alive(p), sensitive, excitable, erogenous, delicate, feisty, oversensitive, nociceptive, touchy, huffy, reactive

  2. insensitiveadjective

    deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive

    "insensitive to the needs of the patients"

    photosensitive, touchy, light-sensitive, delicate, responsive, excitable, irritable, huffy, nociceptive, thin-skinned, reactive, sensitive, radiosensitive, oversensitive, highly sensitive, feisty, erogenous, alive(p)

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  1. President James R. Ramsey:

    I want to personally apologize for the recent incident and any pain that it may have caused our students, faculty, staff and the community. We did not intend to cause harm or to be insensitive, i hope this doesn't detract from the hard work we -- the entire UofL community -- have done and continue to do in building an inclusive, supportive, welcoming campus for all our university family.

  2. Ben Affleck:

    They had, literally, taken the conversation I had for two hours and made it seem as if I was saying the exact opposite of what I said, i had gone on and said, like, how much we respect each other and cared about each other and cared about our kids and put them first and went through our stuff. And they said I had blamed my ex wife for my alcoholism and that I was' trapped' and just made me out to be the worst, most insensitive, stupid awful guy.

  3. Woody Johnson:

    I have followed the ethical rules and requirements of my office at all times, these false claims of insensitive remarks about race and gender are totally inconsistent with my longstanding record and values.

  4. Scott Rudin:

    I made a series of remarks that were meant only to be funny, but in the cold light of day, they are in fact thoughtless and insensitive.

  5. Henry Crochiere:

    A group of protesters were in the front yard requesting that the private date function be shut down due to the insensitive ‘ cops and robbers ’ theme of the party, after trying to have a dialogue between the fraternity members and the protesters, it was determined that it would be best to call the police to help facilitate conversation and make sure there was order.

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