Meaning of desensitization in English:


Pronunciation /diːˌsɛnsɪtʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/


(also British desensitisation)

See desensitize

‘Would you say that bringing emotion into the story, letting the reporter speak from the heart, is also helping avoid the desensitization?’
  • ‘I believe in the effect of an increasing desensitization of people towards violence, and I believe that violent images of women are damaging.’
  • ‘Many other studies show marked changes in aggressive and deviant attitudes resulting from pornographic desensitization.’
  • ‘The process of desensitization to violence through repeated exposure in the media has been studied for decades.’
  • ‘This motivation thus affords the opportunity for exposure, which may make desensitization of fear or ambivalence toward a dangerous product like cigarettes possible.’