Synonyms for insensitive

Synonyms for (adjective) insensitive

Synonyms: insensitive

Definition: not responsive to physical stimuli

Usage: insensitive to radiation

Similar words: deadened, dead

Definition: devoid of physical sensation; numb

Usage: his gums were dead from the novocain; she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth; a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities


Similar words: unreactive

Definition: not tending to react to stimulation


Synonyms: insensitive

Definition: deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive

Usage: insensitive to the needs of the patients

Similar words: indurate, pachydermatous, callous

Definition: emotionally hardened

Usage: a callous indifference to suffering; cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion


Similar words: numb, dead

Definition: (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive

Usage: passersby were dead to our plea for help; numb to the cries for mercy


Similar words: dull

Definition: blunted in responsiveness or sensibility

Usage: a dull gaze; so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her- Willa Cather


Similar words: insensible, unaffected

Definition: unaware of or indifferent to

Usage: insensible to the suffering around him


Similar words: soulless

Definition: lacking sensitivity or the capacity for deep feeling


Similar words: tough-skinned, thick-skinned

Definition: insensitive to criticism