insentience


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in·sen·tient

 (ĭn-sĕn′shənt)
adj.
Devoid of sensation or consciousness; inanimate.

in·sen′tience n.
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Noun1.insentience - lacking consciousness or ability to perceive sensations
inanimateness, lifelessness - not having life
sentience - the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; "gave sentience to slugs and newts"- Richard Eberhart
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Brooks, in 1971, wrote of the tension between expected metrical structure and the integration of the rhythms of the individual speaking voice: "The resulting tension creates a striking reenactment of a conscious human being painfully striving to impose order and significance on the mechanical insentience of the universe.