insensitivity insensitivity  /ɪn ˌsɛn sə ˈtɪ və ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the inability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment

Usage(s):

  1. In making a comedy about such a horrific event, Benigni left himself open to charges of insensitivity.
  2. From the beginning, in fact, the case against Gibbons was never really about her alleged insensitivity to Islam.
  3. The doctor had labeled Chambers with such tags as instability, insensitivity, untidiness and bizarre behavior.

News

  • Flake apologizes for son's 'unacceptable' behavior

    Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona apologized Wednesday for his son's use of racial epithets, homophobic slurs and anti-Semitic remarks in social media. "I'm very disappointed in my teenage son's words, and I sincerely apologize for the insensitivity," the first-term senator, who was elected last year, said in a statement. "This language is unacceptable, anywhere. Needless to say, I've ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

Quotes

  1. "I think he felt vilified and attacked and I understand him wanting to defend himself," Obama said. "That may account for the change but the insensitivity and the outrageousness of the statements shocked me and surprised me."
    on Mar 25, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

  2. "That insensitivity, that crude, rude, brutal, aggressive treatment, are directly responsible for her death," Wecht said.
    on Nov 13, 2007 By: Cyril Wecht Source: Independent Online

  3. "We will take action before our regulatory authority to fight this," said Blumenthal, referring to the state's Department of Public Utilities Control. "This is the height of arrogance and insensitivity."
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: Richard Blumenthal Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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