- insensible perspiration,
Origin of insensitive
Examples from the Web for insensitive
Many of the agents were insensitive and crass, shouting insults and expletives at the detainees in Spanish.This Church Is Reviving the Sanctuary Movement to Shelter Undocumented Immigrants From Deportation|Caitlin Dickson|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We did not intend to cause any offense, but in retrospect we realize that it was insensitive.
“Amendment 1” seems to protect bullying on social media and insensitive and hurtful speech as well.P.J. O’Rourke: Who Really Actually Wants This Bill of Rights?|P. J. O’Rourke|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Sara took her case before a panel of faculty members, she said she found them combative and insensitive.Columbia Announces Changes To School Sex Assault Policy|Abigail Golden|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They do fantastic work across the world, and I would hate for their reputation to be damaged by his insensitive jokes.Amnesty International U.K. Board Chairman Resigns Over Crude Jokes|Nico Hines|August 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He went out with a fire at his heart that made him insensitive to the frost without.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes|Israel Zangwill
It is a singular fact that this cerebral substance is insensitive, and may be cut without causing pain.A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene|Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
It is significant that virgins were just as insensitive as married women or those who had had children.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
Occasionally a cell will persist in remaining in the insensitive state.
Hardy children are always of inferior type—for the most part, plain and shrewd and unimaginative, insensitive, unlovable.Feminism and Sex-Extinction|Arabella Kenealy
c.1600, "having little or no reaction to what is perceived by one's senses," from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + sensitive. For sense, see insensate. Meaning "without consideration for the feelings of others" attested by 1975. Related: Insensitively.