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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An insensitivity to music or to sounds of a given kind.

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  • noun idiomatic Insensitivity to and inability to appreciate the elements of performed music or the rhythm, elegance, or nuances of language.
  • noun idiomatic Insensitivity to the nuances of current situation or subtleties of a craft; indifference to somebody else's attitudes and moods.

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  • noun an inability to distinguish differences in pitch
  • noun insensitivity to the appropriateness or subtlety of language

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