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Insensitive   /ɪnsˈɛnsətɪv/  /ɪnsˈɛnsɪtɪv/   Listen

Not responsive to physical stimuli.
Deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive.

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"Insensitive" Quotes from Famous Books

... social and politic at that time. But do you think they taught me anything? No more than they taught the blindest racer after money in all London. They moved me, moved me deeply; they stirred the very foundations of my being; for I was far from being insensitive. But not even in the most glaringly obvious detail did they move me in the right direction. They merely filled me with resentment, and a passionate desire to bring improvement, aid, betterment; a desire to force the authorities into some action. Never once did it occur ...
— The Message • Alec John Dawson

... that world wishes to perform an operation and therefore render the patient unconscious, he presses the tough cartilagenous part of a section of the backbone with a screw device fastened to the body of the patient. This simple act renders the spinal cord insensitive, which condition may be maintained for hours without injuring the patient. Of course any point above the screw device is sensitive, and for this reason it is more difficult to render a person unconscious in ...
— Life in a Thousand Worlds • William Shuler Harris

Words linked to "Insensitive" :   unsusceptible, insensitivity, pachydermatous, insusceptible, numb, insensible, sensitivity, sensitiveness, thick-skinned, tough, soulless, callous, unaffected, sensitive, deadened, dead, tough-skinned, dull, indurate, unreactive, hard, unresponsive

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