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insensitive

view main entry for insensitiveadjective  /ɪnˈsensətɪv/
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insensitively

adverb

insensitiveness

noun [uncountable]

insensitivity

  /ɪnˌsensəˈtɪvəti/  noun [uncountable]
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insensitiveness noun [uncountable]Without pain or feeling: painless, numb, insensitive, dead, insensible, comfortable, anaesthesia, analgesia, go to sleep, comfortablyNot knowing about something: ignorant, unacquainted, unknowing, unsuspecting, unfamiliar, uninformed, lost, hazy, illiterate, ill-informedCruel, selfish and unkind behaviour or actions: cruelty, evil, abuse, inhumanity, brutalities, savagery, barbarism, atrocity, maltreatment, bullyinginsensitivity British English pronunciation: insensitivityClick to listen to the pronunciation of insensitive /ɪnˌsensəˈtɪvəti/  noun [uncountable]Without pain or feeling: painless, numb, insensitive, dead, insensible, comfortable, anaesthesia, analgesia, go to sleep, comfortablyNot knowing about something: ignorant, unacquainted, unknowing, unsuspecting, unfamiliar, uninformed, lost, hazy, illiterate, ill-informedCruel, selfish and unkind behaviour or actions: cruelty, evil, abuse, inhumanity, brutalities, savagery, barbarism, atrocity, maltreatment, bullying

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