insensitive insensitive  /ɪn ˈsɛn sə tɪv/


  1. (adj) not responsive to physical stimuli
  2. (adj) deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive


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  1. It's one thing to portray a vaguely Eastern European, naively anti-Semitic, sexist, insensitive but somehow lovable lout.
  2. Genetic males with AIS produce testosterone like normal males, but their bodies are insensitive to its effects.
  3. In business he was equally insensitive to the feelings of his women.


  1. Out Of Bounds: MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts Attacks GOP’er’s Teen Kid For ‘Racist Crap’ That ‘Trickles Down’ From Dad

    Straight news segments on MSNBC are not what they used to be. Unless, of course, indicting Republican lawmakers over the insensitive or incendiary behavior of their children is what you would consider responsible broadcasting. At least this segment was consistent and, in the effort to imply that the irresponsible behavior of some lawmakers' children is reflective of their parents' unexpressed ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Mediaite

  2. The Sexologist: The Republican party has a rape apology problem

    You know you have a PR problem when members of your party repeatedly make public statements exhibiting that they possess a pitiful misunderstanding of basic 5th grade level human biology, and harbor a heartless and insensitive attitude towards what is the most prevalent human rights violation on the planet affecting roughly 20% of their voter base. Not smooth.
    on June 14, 2013     Source:

  3. Heck's Clean-Cut Image Needs To Extend To His Namesake

    Nevada Rep. Joe Heck has crafted a clean-cut political image. Now he should get to work on his teenage namesake. Congressman Heck has spent part of this week apologizing for his 16-year-old son's blatantly racist and insensitive remarks delivered via Twitter,
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal


  1. Near the start of Friday's show, Imus said he wanted to "apologize for an insensitive and ill-conceived remark we made the other morning referring to the Rutgers women's basketball team." "It was completely inappropriate, and we can...
    on Apr 6, 2007 By: Don Imus Source: ESPN

  2. "I find it incredibly insensitive, incredibly out of touch: The one primary role for government is to protect people who are being taken advantage of; protect people who are in an extreme straits and not able to take care of the circumstances...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: Wall Street Journal (blog)

  3. "This day marks the end of a leadership that has long been insensitive to the suffering of the people : and this is the beginning of my own Calvary," he said, referring to Christ's crucifixion. "But if many of us bear the cross, we will lift...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Benigno Aquino III Source: Scotsman

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