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[ US /ˌɪnˈsɛnsətɪv, ˌɪnˈsɛnsɪtɪv/ ]
[ UK /ɪnsˈɛnsɪtˌɪv/ ]
  1. not responsive to physical stimuli
    insensitive to radiation
  2. deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive
    insensitive to the needs of the patients
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How To Use insensitive In A Sentence

  • And it was perhaps insensitive to try to sell pet funerals to distressed purchasers. Times, Sunday Times
  • Deuterium is a relatively insensitive nucleus because it has a low gyromagnetic ratio and the spectral intensity is generally spread over an extremely wide frequency range due to the quadrupole interaction.
  • The article seemed somewhat insensitive and ageist to me.
  • His remarks are also particularly insensitive as we approach the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings when so many soldiers gave their lives to help liberate Europe.
  • Critics called the plot insensitive and offensive, raising questions about why this book was published in the first place. Christianity Today
  • Some astrologers claim that scientific research is impersonal or unspiritual or insensitive to deeper truths.
  • He was vain, egotistical, boorish and gloriously insensitive.
  • Teeth form mainly from neuroectoderm and comprise a crown of insensitive enamel surrounding sensitive dentine and a root that has no enamel covering.
  • The followers we studied that hyperpolarize in response to HA and show increasing membrane conductance are insensitive to NO.
  • I don't want to be thought insensitive, but I do think we should go ahead despite the accident.
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