Definition of Insentient

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

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



Definition of Insentient

1. a. Not sentient; not having perception, or the power of perception.

Definition of Insentient

1. Adjective. having no consciousness or animation; not sentient ¹

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Definition of Insentient

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insentient

insensible
insensible(p)
insensible perspiration
insensible thirst
insensibleness
insensibly
insensing
insensitive
insensitively
insensitiveness
insensitivities
insensitivity
insensuous
insentience
insentiences
insentient (current term)
inseparabilities
inseparability
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inseparableness
inseparables
inseparably
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Literary usage of Insentient

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1. Habit and Intelligence: A Series of Essays on the Laws of Life and Mind by Joseph John Murphy (1879)
"Sentient and insentient nerves are histologically alike. ... The spinal cord, which is the principal nervous organ of the insentient life, is the first to ..."

2. An Essay on the Origin and Prospects of Man by Thomas Hope (1831)
"Most animals still have a considerable substructure of organs and parts vital merely insentient, before on these they again super struct parts of a sentient ..."

3. Poet Lore (1900)
"His Greek use of personification has already been spoken of. Of his 188 personifications, 108 personify insentient nature. ..."

4. A Comparative Dictionary of the Bihārī Language by August Friedrich Rudolf Hoernle, George Abraham Grierson (1885)
"46, vr, 'Hari, as constituting the whole insentient and sentient creation, is all pervading and existing at all times,' such fragrant incense (of praise) ..."

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