Definition of Insensible

1. Adjective. Incapable of physical sensation. "Insensible earth"




2. Adjective. Unaware of or indifferent to. "Insensible to the suffering around him"
Exact synonyms: Unaffected
Similar to: Insensitive
Derivative terms: Insensibility

3. Adjective. Barely able to be perceived. "An almost insensible change"

4. Adjective. Unresponsive to stimulation. "Drugged and senseless"
Exact synonyms: Senseless
Similar to: Unconscious
Derivative terms: Insensibility

Definition of Insensible

1. a. Destitute of the power of feeling or perceiving; wanting bodily sensibility.

Definition of Insensible

1. Adjective. Unable to be perceived by the senses. ¹

2. Adjective. Incapable or deprived of physical sensation. ¹

3. Adjective. Unable to be understood; unintelligible. ¹

4. Adjective. Lacking sense or intelligence. ¹

5. Adjective. Incapable of mental feeling; indifferent. ¹

6. Adjective. Incapable of emotional feeling; callous; apathetic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insensible

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Insensible

1. Synonym: unconscious. 2. Not appreciable by the senses. Origin: L. In-sensibilis, fr. In, neg. + sentio, pp. Sensus, to feel (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insensible

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Literary usage of Insensible

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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"It is impossible to make direct measurements of the properties oí particles of the substance within the insensible div.ance t of the bounding surface. ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"... cold to the endearments of conjugal affection, as they were insensible to the ties of consanguinity, and the moving entreaties of youth and innocence. ..."

3. A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions: Comprising a by Henry John Stephen, Samuel Williston (1895)
"RULE I. PLEADINGS MUST NOT BE insensible, NOR REPUGNANT, (v) First, if a pleading be unintelligible (or, in the language of pleading, insensible), ..."

4. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"I have not been thus long an author, to be insensible of the natural -fondness every person must have for their own productions; and I begin to think I have ..."

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