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Meaning of INSENSIBLE

Pronunciation:  in'sensubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  unresponsive to stimulation; "he lay insensible where he had fallen"; "drugged and senseless"
  2. [adj]  barely able to be perceived; "the transition was almost indiscernible"; "an almost insensible change"
  3. [adj]  incapable of physical sensation; "insensible to pain"; "insensible earth"
 

INSENSIBLE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: anaesthetic(a), anaesthetised, anaesthetized, anesthetic(a), anesthetised, anesthetized, asleep(p), benumbed, imperceptible, indiscernible, numb, sedated, senseless, unconscious, undetectable, unperceivable
 
 Antonyms: sensible, sensitive
 
 See Also: insensitive, unaware

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*sen"si*ble\, a. [L. insensibilis: cf. F.
insensible. See {In-} not, and {Sensible}.]
1. Destitute of the power of feeling or perceiving; wanting
   bodily sensibility. --Milton.

2. Not susceptible of emotion or passion; void of feeling;
   apathetic; unconcerned; indifferent; as, insensible to
   danger, fear, love, etc.; -- often used with of or to.

         Accept an obligation without being a slave to the
         giver, or insensible to his kindness. --Sir H.
                                               Wotton.

         Lost in their loves, insensible of shame. --Dryden.

3. Incapable of being perceived by the senses; imperceptible.
   Hence: Progressing by imperceptible degrees; slow;
   gradual; as, insensible motion.

         Two small and almost insensible pricks were found
         upon Cleopatra's arm.                 --Sir T.
                                               Browne.

         They fall away, And languish with insensible decay.
                                               --Dryden.

4. Not sensible or reasonable; meaningless. [Obs.]

         If it make the indictment be insensible or
         uncertain, it shall be quashed.       --Sir M. Hale.

Syn: Imperceptible; imperceivable; dull; stupid; torpid;
     numb; unfeeling; apathetic; stoical; impassive;
     indifferent; unsusceptible; hard; callous.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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