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 (ĭn-sĕn′sāt′, -sĭt)
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).
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.
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Adv.1.insensately - in an insensate manner
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Unfortunately, our president, constantly facing false charges of racism, cannot attack the new Nazis, as Winston Churchill, did the old ones, when he spoke of how "the civilized world so foolishly, so supinely, so insensately allowed the Nazi gangsters to build up, year by year from almost nothing."
A valley cropped by fat neglected chances That we insensately forbore to fleece.
The problem is that many people--myself included--would regard the days of lingering helplessly and insensately as a repulsive dying process.