crass (BrE), gross
cultural, racial (esp. AmE)

This was a shocking demonstration of racial insensitivity.

display, show
insensitivity to, insensitivity towards/toward

The government has shown gross insensitivity to the refugees.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • insensitivity — index disinterest (lack of interest), disregard (lack of respect), insentience Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • insensitivity — n. 1) to display, show insensitivity 2) insensitivity to * * * show insensitivity to display insensitivity to …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • insensitivity — insensitive ► ADJECTIVE 1) showing or feeling no concern for the feelings of others. 2) not sensitive to physical sensation. 3) not appreciative of or able to respond to something. DERIVATIVES insensitively adverb insensitiveness noun… …   English terms dictionary

  • insensitivity — noun see insensitive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • insensitivity — See insensitively. * * * …   Universalium

  • insensitivity — noun The condition of being insensitive …   Wiktionary

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  • insensitivity — n. lack of sensitivity, coldness, indifference; inability to feel certain physical sensations …   English contemporary dictionary

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