insensately

insensate

[in-sen-seyt, -sit]
adjective
1.
not endowed with sensation; inanimate: insensate stone.
2.
without human feeling or sensitivity; cold; cruel; brutal.
3.
without sense, understanding, or judgment; foolish.

Origin:
1510–20; < Late Latin insēnsātus irrational. See in-3, sensate

insensately, adverb
insensateness, noun


1. lifeless, inorganic. 2. insensible. 3. stupid, irrational, senseless, witless, dumb.
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insensate (ɪnˈsɛnseɪt, -sɪt)
 
adj
1.  lacking sensation or consciousness
2.  insensitive; unfeeling
3.  foolish; senseless
 
in'sensately
 
adv
 
in'sensateness
 
n

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insensate
1519, from L.L. insensatus "irrational, foolish," from L. in- "not" + sensatus "gifted with sense." Insensate means "not capable of feeling sensation," often "inanimate;" insensible means "lacking the power to feel with the senses," hence, often, "unconscious;" insensitive (1610), from M.L. sensitivus,
means "having little or no reaction to what is perceived by one's senses," often "tactless."
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