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insensitive

adjective uk   /ɪnˈsen.sɪ.tɪv/  us   /-sə.t̬ɪv/
C1 disapproving not feeling or showing sympathy for other people's feelings, or refusing to give importance to something: It was a bit insensitive of Fiona to talk about fat people when she knows Mandy is desperate to lose weight. The police have been criticized for being insensitive to complaints from the public. not showing any reaction to something, or unable to feel something: The protective covering must be insensitive to light and heat. His feet seem to be insensitive to pain.
insensitively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
insensitivity
noun [U] uk   /ɪnˌsen.sɪˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
His insensitivity towards the feelings of others is remarkable. an insensitivity to pain/light/noise
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