To such, Douglas must have seemed unemotional, unsensitive, and lacking in spiritual fineness.
Jean-sans-terre was not so unsensitive to praise as he was to blame.
But a stability of purpose peculiar to unsensitive and egoistic young men kept Hazlitt to his quest.
What he wanted he went after with a cold and unsensitive directness that no newspapers had been courageous enough to characterise.
Page 56, variation in spelling, unsensitive for insensitive, 'wounded and unsensitive.'
So all-sufficient is bare kindliness of tone and speech to the unsensitive nature.
We think boys are rude, unsensitive animals, but it is not so in all cases.
The third was achieved by a boy of three,—a child, in general, unsensitive to music.
late 14c., in reference to the body or its parts, "having the function of sensation;" also (early 15c.) "pertaining to the faculty of the soul that receives and analyzes sensory information;" from Old French sensitif "capable of feeling" (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin sensitivus "capable of sensation," from Latin sensus, past participle of sentire "feel perceive" (see sense (n.)).
Meaning "easily affected" (with reference to mental feelings) first recorded 1816; meaning "having intense physical sensation" is from 1849. Original meaning is preserved in sensitive plant (1630s), which is "mechanically irritable in a higher degree than almost any other plant" [Century Dictionary]. Meaning "involving national security" is recorded from 1953. Related: Sensitively; sensitiveness.
sensitive sen·si·tive (sěn'sĭ-tĭv)
Capable of perceiving with a sense or senses.
Responsive to a stimulus.
Susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others.
Easily irritated or inflamed, especially due to previous exposure to an antigen.
Relating to, or characterizing a sensitized antigen.