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Meaning of INSENSIBILITY

Pronunciation:  in`sensu'bilitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  devoid of passion or feeling
  2. [n]  a lack of sensibility
 

INSENSIBILITY is a 13 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: callousness, hardness, unfeelingness
 
 Antonyms: sensibility
 
 See Also: insensitiveness, insensitivity, unconsciousness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*sen`si*bil"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F.
insensibilit['e].]
1. The state or quality of being insensible; want of
   sensibility; torpor; unconsciousness; as, the
   insensibility produced by a fall, or by opiates.

2. Want of tenderness or susceptibility of emotion or
   passion; dullness; stupidity.

Syn: Dullness; numbness; unfeelingness; stupidity; torpor;
     apathy; impassiveness; indifference.

 
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