In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(emotionally)(person) insensible(behavior) falto de sensibilidadto be insensitive to sth — ser insensible a algo
- he is quite insensitive to beauty — es totalmente insensible a la belleza
- The connection between religious beliefs and epilepsy is a curiosity, but for those living with the difficulty of epileptic seizures these concerns may seem a little insensitive.
- ‘Learn the value of any criticism, even harsh and insensitive criticism,’ Clark said.
- Prepare your child for insensitive questions or uncaring remarks that may come from adults when the SEA results are out.
- Well, if he is two-faced, self-centred, plausibly insincere, manipulative and insensitive… be concerned.
- The characters are often insensitive and cruel.
- It's tempting to take this study as justification for any overreactions we women may have had to insensitive remarks.
- Furious critics have condemned her insensitive remarks as ‘appalling’.
- Jody quickly calmed her down, knowing that she had just made an insensitive remark.
- I've apologized for the - you know, the remarks and what they seemed to infer in such an insensitive way.
- Next thing you take her at her word and you never hear the end of it… how all you care about is you, and how you are insensitive and unfeeling!
- The simple task of baking a cake defeats Laura, her domesticity challenged by a friend's insensitive remark that ‘anyone can bake a cake’.
- Some might call him insensitive, callous even, but he believes there's some plain talk that America and a large part of the rest of the world needs to hear.
- Others are still insensitive and thoughtless.
- Male or female, they can be insensitive, callous, immature, selfish, proud (without base), and chauvinistic.
- I don't want the ability to be harsh or insensitive just to shock my readers.
- Practice compassion, conquering callous, cruel and insensitive feelings toward all beings.
- The chilling and insensitive arrogance of this remark is breathtaking.
- Don't let your silence become tacit approval for insensitive, derogatory or racist remarks made by professional athletes.
- To give any more away would make me as insensitive and unfeeling as a cannibal.
- His remarks are also particularly insensitive as we approach the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings when so many soldiers gave their lives to help liberate Europe.
2(physically)to be insensitive to sth — ser insensible a algo
- she is amazingly insensitive to the cold — es sorprendentemente insensible al frío
- to be insensitive to light — ser insensible a la luz
- Teeth form mainly from neuroectoderm and comprise a crown of insensitive enamel surrounding sensitive dentine and a root that has no enamel covering.
- Glucose sensitive and glucose insensitive neurons of the lateral hypothalamic area have shown differential responsiveness to gustatory and olfactory stimuli.
- Estimation of the length for photoperiodically sensitive and insensitive phases of each genotype on the basis of equation involves an iterative regression procedure.
- A number of other biochemical variables either remained insensitive to lead exposure or responded moderately to chelation treatment.
- Hygge and colleagues also found that noise-exposed children are relatively insensitive to speech, even though their hearing is unimpaired.
- AHG procedures were often too insensitive or overly sensitive.
- In contrast, petal wilting was either ethylene sensitive or insensitive, and this was also generally consistent within families or subfamilies.
- Oxygen utilization that was insensitive to KCN and sensitive to SHAM was indicative of the presence of the alternative pathway.
- Diploid clones insensitive to rotenone and sensitive to antimycin A + myxothiazol were selected.
- In barley and Arabidopsis sensitive and insensitive components of the high-affinity K + uptake have been described.
- We become insensitive to pain, cold, wind, homesickness, thirst, hunger.
- Examples of regulatory regions that were highly sensitive, moderately sensitive, and insensitive were found.
- The paradox is that tilapia islets produce insulin in a very glucose sensitive manner but simultaneously appear to be peripherally insensitive to insulin.
- Finally it is only at the level of the plasmalemma or the cytoskeleton itself, and assuming that sensitive and insensitive zones are serially connected that the stresses might be relevant.
- The followers we studied that hyperpolarize in response to HA and show increasing membrane conductance are insensitive to NO.
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