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Definitions of insensible

  1. Insensibillty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Insensibly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. barely able to be perceived; "the transition was almost indiscernible"; "an almost insensible change" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. incapable of physical sensation; "insensible to pain"; "insensible earth" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Incapable of being perceived by the senses; imperceptible. Hence: Progressing by imperceptible degrees; slow; gradual; as, insensible motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Not sensible or reasonable; meaningless. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Incapable of feeling; lacking the power to feel; by slow degrees; gradual; imperceptible. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Not having feeling: callous: dull: imperceptible by the senses. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Without feeling; senseless; imperceptible by the senses. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Destitute of sensation or perception. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Without feeling, power of feeling, or sensibility; not susceptible of emotion or passion; without sense; imperceptible to the senses. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. That cannot be felt or perceived; incapable of feeling in mind or body; very slow or imperceptible; very gradual; not emotional; dull; stupid. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for insensible

  1. The poor creature was insensible or nearly so. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  2. But after all I am not dead, not even at heart, so as to be insensible to your kind anxiety, and I can assure you of this, upon very fair authority, neither is the book dead yet. – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
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