Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

insensitive

insensitive
Meaning(s)
1) uncaring of other people's feelings
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    • insensitive person/words/comments
  • Analysis
    Insensitive is an adjective used to describe something or someone who is uncaring or has no regard for peoples emotions or feelings. An insensitive person might say hurtful things or deliver news in an indelicate way. Similar in meaning to 'blunt'. This adjective can be used in social and professional situations.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. he comments made by the Presidential candidate were highly insensitive, and a lot of people were offended.
    2. He's a very insensitive person. He doesn't care who he upsets!
    3. I found her words really insensitive. I think she just wanted to insult me.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. We had to apologise for our tweet which was insensitive towards some of our customer base.
    2. I don't mean to sound insensitive while you are ill but do you think you will be out from work for long?
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