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insensitiveness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being insensitive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the inability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment

Etymologies

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Examples

  • On September 11, Serbia's war crimes prosecutor announced indictments against the group for murders and other crimes in Cuska that showed "extreme cruelty, brutality, insensitiveness and ruthlessness."

    Fred Abrahams: Small Fish, Big Fish in Serbia

  • The anomalous multi-million NBN-ZTE broadband scandal is not the first attempt to make the national government suffer for the ineptitude and insensitiveness of some public officials whose motives are only to make money at the expense of the millions of poor taxpayers who pay their taxes honestly without a choice, while the rich and the influentials get away with it.

    Murky world of corruption in government

  • Particularly the social insensitiveness of the present government has increased disparities and raised tension.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • He has the insensitiveness of a child of thirteen.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • It reflects the insensitiveness and fanaticism of the House of Saud.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2006

  • There is Vargas State, as a monument to the laziness, the incapacity and the insensitiveness of the national government.

    09/11/2005 - 09/18/2005

  • Tantalised, enraged by the clumsy insensitiveness of the conductor, who put the stress on the wrong places, and annoyed by the vast flock of the audience tamely praising and acquiescing without knowing or caring, so she was not tantalized and enraged, only here, with eyes half – shut and lips pursed together, the atmosphere of forced solemnity increased her anger.

    The Voyage Out

  • The “death house” in this particular prison was one of those crass erections and maintenances of human insensitiveness and stupidity principally for which no one primarily was really responsible.

    An American Tragedy

  • And besides her insensitiveness to slights, she was hopelessly obtuse when it came to observing the invisible but cast-iron barriers with which the various cliques hedged themselves round, to keep those a step lower in the scale from coming too near.

    The Way Home

  • But this is not because of any insensitiveness, but because of equal and antagonistic reactions which neutralise each other.

    Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose His Life and Speeches

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