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English Dictionary: insensible by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
insensible
adj
  1. incapable of physical sensation; "insensible to pain"; "insensible earth"
    Antonym(s): sensible, sensitive
  2. unaware of or indifferent to; "insensible to the suffering around him"
    Synonym(s): insensible(p), unaffected(p)
  3. barely able to be perceived; "the transition was almost indiscernible"; "an almost insensible change"
    Synonym(s): indiscernible, insensible, undetectable
  4. unresponsive to stimulation; "he lay insensible where he had fallen"; "drugged and senseless"
    Synonym(s): insensible, senseless
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Insensible \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.
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