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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insensible 
  adj  1:  incapable  of  physical  sensation;  "insensible  to  pain"; 
  "insensible  earth"  [ant:  {sensible}] 
  2:  (followed  by  `to'  or  `by')  unaware  of  or  indifferent  to 
  "insensible  to  the  suffering  around  him"  [syn:  {insensible(p)}, 
  {unaffected(p)}] 
  3:  barely  able  to  be  perceived;  "the  transition  was  almost 
  indiscernible";  "an  almost  insensible  change"  [syn:  {indiscernible}, 
  {undetectable}] 
  4:  unresponsive  to  stimulation;  "he  lay  insensible  where  he  had 
  fallen";  "drugged  and  senseless"  [syn:  {senseless}] 




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