OTHER WORDS FROM desensitizede·sen·si·tiz·er, noun
How to use desensitize in a sentence
The memes of 2020 reflected an internet that has become desensitized to the burning house around it and the phrase “this is fine” is more of a plea than a resignation.
Experts also say the months-long pandemic created a weariness and potentially desensitized people to the serious of the threat, a psychological state often called “covid fatigue.”Maryland’s coronavirus numbers are going up. Here’s what you need to know.|Erin Cox|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
We’ve become desensitized to positive tests in sports with young and healthy athletes, but this is a grim reminder that the disease is so dangerous, no matter the age of the person it hits.Are Bad NFL Defenses Breaking Win Probability Models?|Sara Ziegler (firstname.lastname@example.org)|October 26, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
For the broader public, it matters that we have become desensitized to the loss of some lives and value them less than others.The Post-Brown and Garner Question: Who ‘Deserves’ to Die?|Goldie Taylor|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nigerians have become desensitized to suffering, I was repeatedly told during my time in Lagos.
Perhaps they were wary of each other, or too desensitized to connect on any level.For the Cleveland Kidnapping Victims, a Tragic Sisterhood|Christine Pelisek|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the border region, “drug trafficking is such a normal activity that people are so desensitized to it,” he said.At Mexican Border, Four in Five Drug Busts Involve American Citizens|Andrew Becker, G. W. Schulz, Tia Ghose|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But some do wonder if popular culture has desensitized people to the very real consequences of violence.
Her desensitized and asphalt palate thrills and throbs beneath the tricklings of Cordon Rouge.Europe After 8:15|H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
His impressions are transferred to the desensitized plate of Mr. Hennessy's mind, where they can do no harm.Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War|Finley Peter Dunne
Two years of war had cumulatively desensitized them to thrills.My Second Year of the War|Frederick Palmer