Definition of Insensate

1. Adjective. Devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation. "Insentient (or insensate) stone"

Exact synonyms: Insentient
Attributes: Sentience
Similar to: Unfeeling
Derivative terms: Insentience
Antonyms: Sentient



2. Adjective. Without compunction or human feeling. "Insensate destruction"
Exact synonyms: Cold, Cold-blooded, Inhuman
Similar to: Inhumane
Derivative terms: Inhumanity

Definition of Insensate

1. a. Wanting sensibility; destitute of sense; stupid; foolish.

Definition of Insensate

1. Adjective. Having no sensation or consciousness; unconscious; inanimate. ¹

2. Adjective. Senseless; foolish; irrational. ¹

3. Adjective. Unfeeling, heartless, cruel, insensitive. ¹

4. Adjective. (medicine physiology) Not responsive to sensory stimuli. ¹

5. Noun. One who is insensate. ¹

6. Verb. (rare) To render insensate; to deprive of sensation or consciousness ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insensate

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insensate

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inselberge
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inseminates
inseminating
inseminations
inseminator
inseminators
insend
insenescence
insensate (current term)
insensately
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insense
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insenses
insensibilities
insensibility
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insensible(p)
insensible perspiration
insensible thirst
insensibleness
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Literary usage of Insensate

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1. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1807)
"like a piece of insensate machinery, in which there is no animating soul of virtue and of patriotism, are but a weak and insecure defence against an ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events (1875)
"Oh, insensate counsels I If tie Amalekite did not escape the chastisement of Ivid, could the Vicar of the Eternal Bishop of our fi'Js escape the ..."

3. The Problem of Problems, and Its Various Solutions: Or, Atheism, Darwinism by Clark Braden (1877)
"Blind, Irrational, insensate Matter and Force. Not long since, in a public discussion with the leading advocate of evolution, the leading advocate now on ..."

4. History of Civilization in England by Henry Thomas Buckle (1864)
"insensate ambition of statesmen, but it was the immediate work of the Deity, who was thus made responsibi' for all the devastations, the murders, ..."

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