insensitive etymology

English word insensitive comes from English in-, English sensitive

Detailed word origin of insensitive

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
in- English (eng) In, into (non-productive) Added to adjectives to mean not. (non-productive) Added to nouns to mean lacking or without. (non-productive) Used with certain words to reverse their meaning In, into, towards, within.
sensitive English (eng) (of a person) easily offended, upset or hurt. (of an instrument) accurate. (of an issue, topic, etc.) capable of offending, upsetting or hurting. Responsive to stimuli.. Having the faculty of sensation; pertaining to the senses One with a paranormal sensitivity to something that most cannot perceive.
insensitive English (eng) Not expressing normal emotional feelings; cold; tactless; undiplomatic. Not expressing normal physical feeling.

Words with the same origin as insensitive

Descendants of in-
immoral impound inappropriate inaudible incapable incomprehensible indispensable inexperienced informal informed inhuman inland insecure insignificant inspector invalid invaluable irrelevant irresistible irresponsible
Descendants of sensitive