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The synonyms of “Insensitive” are: heartless, unfeeling, inconsiderate, thoughtless, thick-skinned, cold-blooded, lacking compassion, compassionless, uncaring, unconcerned, unsympathetic, unkind, callous, hard, harsh, cruel, merciless, pitiless, unpitying, uncharitable, inhuman, impervious to, oblivious to, unaware of, unappreciative of, indifferent to, unaffected by, immune to
Insensitive as an Adjective
Definitions of "Insensitive" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “insensitive” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Not responsive to physical stimuli.
- Deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive.
- Not sensitive to a physical sensation.
- Not aware of or able to respond to something.
- Showing or feeling no concern for others' feelings.
Synonyms of "Insensitive" as an adjective (28 Words)
|callous||Showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others.|
|cold-blooded||Without compunction or human feeling.|
|compassionless||Feeling or showing no sympathy and concern for others.|
His life has been turned upside down by a cold and compassionless government.
|cruel||Able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering.|
|hard||Unfortunate or hard to bear.|
|harsh||(of reality or a fact) grim and unpalatable.|
A harsh and unlovable old tyrant.
|heartless||Lacking in feeling or pity or warmth.|
Heartless thieves stole the pushchair of a two year old boy.
|immune to||Relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection.|
|impervious to||Not admitting of passage or capable of being affected.|
|inconsiderate||Without proper consideration or reflection.|
Shockingly inconsiderate behavior.
|indifferent to||Marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another.|
|inhuman||Without compunction or human feeling.|
A babel of inhuman noises.
|merciless||Having or showing no mercy.|
The merciless enemy.
|oblivious to||Lacking conscious awareness of.|
|pitiless||Without mercy or pity.|
A night of pitiless rain.
|thick-skinned||Insensitive to criticism.|
|thoughtless||Showing lack of careful thought.|
The thoughtless saying of a great princess on being informed that the people had no bread Let them eat cake.
|unaffected by||Undergoing no change when acted upon.|
|unappreciative of||Not likely to be rewarded.|
|unaware of||Not aware.|
|uncaring||Lacking affection or warm feeling.|
An uncaring person.
|uncharitable||Lacking love and generosity- Charles Reade.|
All pious words and uncharitable deeds.
|unconcerned||Lacking in interest or care or feeling.|
Scott seemed unconcerned by his companion s problem.
|unfeeling||Devoid of feeling for others.|
My mother is a cold unfeeling woman.
|unkind||Inconsiderate and harsh to others.|
The unkindest cut of all.
|unpitying||Not feeling or showing pity.|
A flat unpitying voice.
|unsympathetic||Tending to evoke antipathetic feelings.|
Usage Examples of "Insensitive" as an adjective
- Both were in many ways insensitive to painting.
- Insensitive to the needs of the patients.
- She was remarkably insensitive to pain.
- An insensitive remark.
- Insensitive to radiation.
Associations of "Insensitive" (30 Words)
|apathetic||Marked by a lack of interest.|
A woman who became active rather than apathetic as she grew older.
|apathy||Lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.|
Widespread apathy among students.
|blunt||Make dull or blunt.|
A blunt knife.
|bored||Feeling weary and impatient because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one’s current activity.|
She got bored with staring out of the window.
|callosity||Devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness.|
|callous||Make insensitive or callous deaden feelings or morals.|
With a workman s callous hands.
|crass||So unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility.|
The crass assumptions that men make about women.
|cynicism||An inclination to question whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile; pessimism.|
Cynicism about the future.
|disinterest||Tolerance attributable to a lack of involvement.|
I do not claim any scholarly disinterest with this book.
|dull||Make or become dull or less intense.|
Dull greens and blues.
Icy northern waters.
|impassive||Deliberately impassive in manner.|
He remained impassive showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight.
|inaction||The state of being inactive.|
Future generations will condemn us for inaction.
|inattention||Lack of attention.|
A moment of inattention which could have cost lives.
|indifference||Lack of interest, concern, or sympathy.|
She shrugged feigning indifference.
|indifferent||Marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another.|
In spite of very indifferent weather.
|insensate||Lacking physical sensation.|
|insensible||Barely able to be perceived.|
Insensible to the suffering around him.
|insouciant||Showing a casual lack of concern.|
An insouciant shrug.
|nonchalance||The trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern.|
An air of nonchalance.
|numb||Make numb or insensitive.|
Numb with cold.
|numbness||The state of being numb.|
Tingling and numbness in the left arm.
|obtuse||Of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees.|
It had strange obtuse teeth.
|obtuseness||The quality of lacking a sharp edge or point.|
|passivity||The trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative.|
The perceived passivity of the populace is deceptive.
|senseless||Serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being.|
The attack left a policeman beaten senseless.
|stolid||Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited.|
A stolid bourgeois gent.
|unconcern||The trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern.|
He is famed for his laid back attitude his apparent unconcern about his actions.
|undiscerning||Lacking judgement, insight, or taste.|
An undiscerning audience.
|uninterested||Not having or showing interest.|
She appeared totally uninterested.