from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not physically sensitive; numb.
- adj. Lacking in sensitivity to the feelings or circumstances of others; unfeeling.
- adj. Lacking in responsiveness: insensitive to the needs of the customers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not having normal physical feeling
- adj. Not having normal emotional feelings, cold, tactless, undiplomatic
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not sensitive; wanting sensation, or wanting acute sensibility.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not sensitive; having little or no sensibility.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not responsive to physical stimuli
- adj. deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive
The reason I call it insensitive is because I believe that characteristics like intelligence are amorphous and that these characteristics go into making up our sense of self-hood.
The slur has been painted over, but Cain said he finds this use of the word "insensitive."
SYRACUSE, New York Reuters - Syracuse University head basketball coach Jim Boeheim, who two weeks ago lashed out at those accusing a former assistant of sexually molesting ball boys, apologized on Friday for what he called insensitive remarks and said he "misspoke very badly."
Maturo backtracked on Wednesday, issuing a public statement apologizing to the town of East Haven and to the Latino community for what he called an "insensitive and off-color comment."
Malloy called his comments "repugnant" and said they represent "either a horrible lack of judgment or worse" - Mr. Maturo apologized, at first grudgingly and then with a long statement offering his "sincerest apologies" for what he called an "insensitive and off-collar comment."
Mignini reserved some of his toughest words for Knox's character, which he described as "insensitive and lacking affection" in the aftermath of the murder, and called her a liar.
It seems that some people fear being labeled "insensitive" is as bad as being considered a racist and corporations try to prove that they are as sensitive as the most sensitive person out there.
Anyone who compares red light cameras to rape is plain insensitive, rude, a liar and dangerous.
The reason why libertarian arguments are wrong and appear to be racially insensitive is not because the “big government” approach could always solve the civil rights problem, but rather because it DID largely solve it at the time it was implemented and there is no proof that libertarianism could have EVER done so.
And Isaiah said later that it was -- I think he used the word insensitive or cruel even, but it was not intended to be cruel.