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Definition 1: not responsive to physical stimuli - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where insensitive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • insensitive to radiation

(insensitive is similar to ...) devoid of physical sensation; numb

"his gums were dead from the novocain" "she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth" "a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities"

(insensitive is similar to ...) not tending to react to stimulation

(means also ...) not responding to some influence or stimulus

(means also ...) incapable of physical sensation

"insensible to pain" "insensible earth"

(means also ...) not susceptible to

(... are attributes of insensitive) the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences

"a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity" "the sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth"

Definition 2: deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where insensitive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • insensitive to the needs of the patients

(insensitive is similar to ...) (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive

"passersby were dead to our plea for help" "numb to the cries for mercy"

(insensitive is similar to ...) insensitive to criticism

(insensitive is similar to ...) lacking sensitivity or the capacity for deep feeling

(insensitive is similar to ...) unaware of or indifferent to

"insensible to the suffering around him"

(insensitive is similar to ...) emotionally hardened

"a callous indifference to suffering" "cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion"

(insensitive is similar to ...) blunted in responsiveness or sensibility

"a dull gaze" "so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her"

(means also ...) not given to gentleness or sentimentality

"a tough character"

(means also ...) incapable of physical sensation

"insensible to pain" "insensible earth"

(means also ...) not responding to some influence or stimulus

(means also ...) dispassionate

"took a hard look" "a hard bargainer"

(... are attributes of insensitive) sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)

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