Meaning of insensitivity in English:


Pronunciation /ɪnsɛnsɪˈtɪvɪti/

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mass noun
  • 1Lack of concern for others' feelings.

    ‘his comments demonstrate gross insensitivity’
    • ‘Huck, despite his occasional insensitivity to Jim, is not a cruel boy’
    • ‘cultural insensitivities’
    • ‘He never ceased to surprise her with his insensitivity.’
    • ‘This player could not get away with such insensitivity, nor should his team.’
    • ‘Their insensitivity is matched only by their overriding self-belief.’
    • ‘Euro-American stereotypes about native people arise from prejudice and insensitivity.’
    • ‘We were the victims, and others acted with outrageous insensitivity to us.’
    • ‘The racial offensiveness and insensitivity of his remarks and actions must be acknowledged, criticized, and vigorously resisted.’
    • ‘Our challenge is to be cautious not to take on a tone of self-righteousness and insensitivity to those whose policies we critique.’
    • ‘This larger emptiness went hand in hand with the insensitivities endured by the poor and working class residents who were removed from neighborhood after neighborhood.’
    • ‘A media firestorm ensued, with critics accusing the newspaper of sensationalism, poor journalistic judgment, and insensitivity to the victim's family.’
    • ‘The officers have shown insensitivity towards the prisoners, who all share a common faith.’
  • 2Lack of response to a physical sensation, chemical, etc.

    ‘signs of malnutrition include insensitivity to pain’
    • ‘a major characteristic of type 2 diabetes is insulin insensitivity’
    1. 2.1Lack of awareness or ability to respond to something.
      ‘the growth of our insensitivity to things of beauty’
      • ‘a complete insensitivity to the power of the written word’