in sensible

insensible

[in-sen-suh-buhl]
adjective
1.
incapable of feeling or perceiving; deprived of sensation; unconscious, as a person after a violent blow.
2.
without or not subject to a particular feeling or sensation: insensible to shame; insensible to the cold.
3.
unaware; unconscious; inappreciative: We are not insensible of your kindness.
4.
not perceptible by the senses; imperceptible: insensible transitions.
5.
unresponsive in feeling.
6.
not susceptible of emotion or passion; void of any feeling.
7.
not endowed with feeling or sensation, as matter; inanimate.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin insēnsibilis. See in-3, sensible

insensibly, adverb
insensibility, noun


5, 6. apathetic, unfeeling, indifferent, cool; dull, passionless, emotionless, torpid.
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insensible (ɪnˈsɛnsəbəl)
 
adj (foll by of or to)
1.  lacking sensation or consciousness
2.  unaware (of) or indifferent (to): insensible to suffering
3.  thoughtless or callous
4.  a less common word for imperceptible
 
insensi'bility
 
n
 
in'sensibleness
 
n
 
in'sensibly
 
adv

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insensible
late 14c., "lacking the power to feel with the senses," from L. insensibilis "that cannot be felt," from in- "not" + sensibilis, from sentire "to feel." Meaning "unconscious" is attested from early 15c. See insensate.
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insensible in·sen·si·ble (ĭn-sěn'sə-bəl)
adj.

  1. Having lost consciousness, especially temporarily; unconscious.

  2. Lacking physical sensation or the power to react, as to pain or cold; numb.

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