Definition of insensitivity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˌsensəˈtɪvəti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˌsensəˈtɪvəti//
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  1. 1a lack of care for or awareness of how other people feel racial/cultural insensitivity insensitivity to/towards somebody/something His comments demonstrate gross insensitivity to the minorities in London.
  2. 2insensitivity (to somebody/something) a lack of awareness of changing situations, and therefore of the need to react to them Centralizing innovative processes in parent firms only encourages insensitivity to differences in local markets.
  3. 3(medical) the inability to react to a particular chemical or drug insulin insensitivity
  4. opposite sensitivity