insensate


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in·sen·sate

 (ĭn-sĕn′sāt′, -sĭt)
adj.
1.
a. Lacking sensation or awareness; inanimate.
b. Unconscious.
2. Lacking sensibility; unfeeling: "a predatory, insensate society in which innocence and decency can prove fatal" (Peter S. Prescott).
3.
a. Lacking sense or the power to reason.
b. Foolish; witless.

[Latin īnsēnsātus : in-, not; see in-1 + sēnsus, understanding, reason; see sense.]

in·sen′sate′ly adv.
in·sen′sate′ness n.

insensate

(ɪnˈsɛnseɪt; -sɪt)
adj
1. lacking sensation or consciousness
2. insensitive; unfeeling
3. foolish; senseless
inˈsensately adv
inˈsensateness n

in•sen•sate

(ɪnˈsɛn seɪt, -sɪt)

adj.
1. not endowed with sensation; inanimate.
2. without feeling or sensitivity; cold; cruel.
3. without sense, understanding, or judgment; foolish.
[1510–20; < Late Latin insēnsātus irrational]
in•sen′sate•ly, adv.
in•sen′sate•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insensate - devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation; "insentient (or insensate) stone"
2.insensate - without compunction or human feeling; "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction"
inhumane - lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"

insensate

adjective
1. Completely lacking sensation or consciousness:
2. Lacking passion and emotion:
3. Displaying a complete lack of forethought and good sense:
Translations

insensate

[ɪnˈsenseɪt] ADJ
1. (= lacking sensation) → insensato
2. (= pointless) [violence, aggression] → absurdo

insensate

adj (liter)
matter, stoneleblos, tot
(fig: = unfeeling) → gefühllos; she flew into an insensate furyein unmäßiger Zorn bemächtigte sich ihrer (liter)
References in classic literature ?
When Jurgis had made himself familiar with the Socialist literature, as he would very quickly, he would get glimpses of the Beef Trust from all sorts of aspects, and he would find it everywhere the same; it was the incarnation of blind and insensate Greed.
O, with what freshness, what solemnity and beauty, is each new day born; as if to say to insensate man, "Behold
Your lighter boxes of family papers went up-stairs into a Barmecide room, that always had a great dining-table in it and never had a dinner, and where, even in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty, the first letters written to you by your old love, or by your little children, were but newly released from the horror of being ogled through the windows, by the heads exposed on Temple Bar with an insensate brutality and ferocity worthy of Abyssinia or Ashantee.
This saw his hapless Foes, but stood obdur'd, And to rebellious fight rallied thir Powers Insensate, hope conceiving from despair.
The stick with which the deed had been done, although it was of some rare and very tough and heavy wood, had broken in the middle under the stress of this insensate cruelty; and one splintered half had rolled in the neighbouring gutter--the other, without doubt, had been carried away by the murderer.
Seen nearer, the Thing was incredibly strange, for it was no mere insensate machine driving on its way.
cried Milady, a prey to insensate terror, and clinging with her hands to the wall to avoid falling.
You are the step-daughter of a ruined and insensate man who is smitten with love for this devil of a Blanche.
I could scarce restrain a shout of elation as this silent, insensate messenger floated past me, on toward the Iss and Korus, for it told me that journeying Martians were above me on that very stream.
I stood in the open valley, between the oak-plantation and my desolate cottage, and I kissed my tiny, twisted note again and again in a paroxysm of passion and of insensate joy.
He had dug his nails into his flesh, as if in punishment for having nursed so many projects, more vain, insensate, and fleeting than the life of the man himself.
The discredited rulers of the world can oppose no reasonable ideal to the insensate Napoleonic ideal of glory and grandeur.