- 1not realizing or caring how other people feel, and therefore likely to hurt or offend them synonym unsympathetic an insensitive remark insensitive to something She's completely insensitive to my feelings.
- 2insensitive (to something) not aware of changing situations, and therefore of the need to react to them The government seems totally insensitive to the mood of the country.
- 3insensitive (to something) not able to feel or react to something insensitive to pain/cold He seems completely insensitive to criticism. opposite sensitive
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adverb The police handled the matter extremely insensitively.
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