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in·sen·si·ble

 (ĭn-sĕn′sə-bəl)
adj.
1.
a. Imperceptible; inappreciable: an insensible change in temperature.
b. Very small or gradual: insensible movement.
2.
a. Having lost consciousness, especially temporarily; unconscious: lay insensible where he had fallen.
b. Not invested with sensation; inanimate: insensible clay.
c. Devoid of physical sensation or the power to react, as to pain or cold; numb.
3.
a. Unaware; unmindful: I am not insensible of your concern.
b. Not emotionally responsive; indifferent: insensible to criticism.
4. Lacking meaning; unintelligible.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin īnsēnsibilis, imperceivable : in-, not; see in-1 + sēnsibilis, perceptible; see sensible.]

in·sen′si·bil′i·ty, in·sen′si·ble·ness n.
in·sen′si·bly adv.

insensible

(ɪnˈsɛnsəbəl)
adj
1. lacking sensation or consciousness
2. (foll by: of or to) unaware (of) or indifferent (to): insensible to suffering.
3. thoughtless or callous
4. a less common word for imperceptible
inˌsensiˈbility, inˈsensibleness n
inˈsensibly adv

in•sen•si•ble

(ɪnˈsɛn sə bəl)

adj.
1. incapable of feeling or perceiving; deprived of sensation; unconscious.
2. without or not subject to a particular feeling or sensation: insensible to shame; insensible to the cold.
3. unaware; unconscious; inappreciative: We are not insensible of your kindness.
4. not perceptible by the senses; imperceptible: insensible transitions.
5. unresponsive in feeling; apathetic.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin, Latin]
in•sen′si•bly, adv.
in•sen`si•bil′i•ty, n.

insensible

If you are insensible to a physical sensation, you are unable to feel it. Insensible is a formal word.

We believe that all animals should be rendered insensible to pain before slaughter.

Insensible is not the opposite of sensible. If someone behaves in a way that is not sensible, you do not say that they are 'insensible'. You say, for example, that they or their actions are silly or foolish.

You're a silly little boy.
It would be foolish to tell such things to a total stranger.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insensible - incapable of physical sensation; "insensible to pain"; "insensible earth"
incognizant, unaware - (often followed by `of') not aware; "seemed unaware of the scrutiny"; "unaware of the danger they were in"; "unaware of the newborn hope"; "the most unaware person I've known"
unconscious - not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead; "lay unconscious on the floor"
insensitive - not responsive to physical stimuli; "insensitive to radiation"
insensitive - deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive; "insensitive to the needs of the patients"
sensible, sensitive - able to feel or perceive; "even amoeba are sensible creatures"; "the more sensible parts of the skin"
2.insensible - unaware of or indifferent to; "insensible to the suffering around him"
insensitive - deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive; "insensitive to the needs of the patients"
3.insensible - barely able to be perceivedinsensible - barely able to be perceived; "the transition was almost indiscernible"; "an almost insensible change"
imperceptible, unperceivable - impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses; "an imperceptible drop in temperature"; "an imperceptible nod"; "color is unperceivable to the touch"
4.insensible - unresponsive to stimulation; "he lay insensible where he had fallen"; "drugged and senseless"
unconscious - not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead; "lay unconscious on the floor"

insensible

adjective
2. Lacking consciousness:
3. Lacking physical feeling or sensitivity:
4. Lacking responsiveness or alertness:
6. Lacking passion and emotion:
Translations
فاقِد الوَعْي
v bezvědomí
bevidstløs
meîvitundarlaus
be sąmonės
bez samaņasnejūtīgs
baygınkendini kaybetmiş

insensible

[ɪnˈsensəbl] ADJ (frm)
1. (= unconscious) → inconsciente, sin conocimiento
he drank himself insensiblebebió hasta perder el conocimiento
the blow knocked him insensibleel golpe le hizo perder el conocimiento
2. (= insensitive) to be insensible to sthser insensible a algo
insensible to heat/coldinsensible al calor/al frío
he seemed insensible to shameno parecía saber lo que es tener vergüenza
3. (= unaware) to be insensible of sthno ser consciente de algo, no darse cuenta de algo
she seemed wholly insensible of the honour done to herparecía que no era consciente en absoluto del honor que se le hacía, parecía no darse cuenta en absoluto del honor que se le hacía
to be insensible of dangerno ser consciente del peligro

insensible

[ɪnˈsɛnsəbəl] adj
(= unaware) → insensible
to be insensible to sth [+ pain, cold] → être insensible à qch
to be insensible of sth → être insensible à qch
She seemed wholly insensible of the honour done to her → Elle semblait totalement insensible à l'honneur qui lui était fait.
(= unconscious) → insensible (old-fashioned)

insensible

adj
(bodily) → unempfindlich (to gegen); (= unconscious)bewusstlos; he seems to be insensible to the colder scheint kälteunempfindlich zu sein; his hands became insensible to any feelingseine Hände verloren jegliches Gefühl
(liter, of beauty, music) → unempfänglich (of, to für)
(liter: = unaware) insensible of or to somethingeiner Sache (gen)nicht bewusst
(form: = imperceptible) → unmerklich, nicht wahrnehmbar

insensible

[ɪnˈsɛnsəbl] adj
a. (unconscious) → privo/a di sensi or di conoscenza
b. (unaware) insensible ofignaro/a di

insensible

(inˈsensəbl) adjective
unconscious. He lay on the floor insensible.

in·sen·si·ble

n. insensible, que carece de sensibilidad.
References in classic literature ?
She stood between us, insensible to touch, insensible to sound; motionless as stone, and cold as death in a moment.
Yes, cold and insensible Nymph, (replied I) that luckless swain your Brother, is no more, and you may now glory in being the Heiress of Sir Edward's fortune.
The charms of Sophia had not made the least impression on Blifil; not that his heart was pre-engaged; neither was he totally insensible of beauty, or had any aversion to women; but his appetites were by nature so moderate, that he was able, by philosophy, or by study, or by some other method, easily to subdue them: and as to that passion which we have treated of in the first chapter of this book, he had not the least tincture of it in his whole composition.
The prisoners were far from insensible or unfeeling; their ways arose out of the condition of the time.
She still lay back in the chair, possessed by a torpor like the torpor of death--insensible to sound, insensible to touch.
Tulliver's own wagoner found him lying by the roadside insensible, with an open letter near him, and his gray horse snuffing uneasily about him.
Applying his eye to this convenient place, he descried Mr Brass seated at the table with pen, ink, and paper, and the case-bottle of rum--his own case-bottle, and his own particular Jamaica-- convenient to his hand; with hot water, fragrant lemons, white lump sugar, and all things fitting; from which choice materials, Sampson, by no means insensible to their claims upon his attention, had compounded a mighty glass of punch reeking hot; which he was at that very moment stirring up with a teaspoon, and contemplating with looks in which a faint assumption of sentimental regret, struggled but weakly with a bland and comfortable joy.
The flare was momentary, followed by black darkness, in which, however, the apparition still showed white and motionless; then by insensible degrees it faded and vanished, like a bright image on the retina after the closing of the eyes.
Some poor, broken-down horses, whose mouths have been made hard and insensible by just such drivers as these, may, perhaps, find some support in it; but for a horse who can depend upon his own legs, and who has a tender mouth and is easily guided, it is not only tormenting, but it is stupid.
No; you will continue the same; unconscious of the pleasure or the regret you occasion, and insensible of any change in those who walk under your shade
Yet, for all that, one could not be insensible to the exotic race and distinction of that frivolous town petticoat, daintily disporting itself there among its country cousins, like a queen among milkmaids.
Having provided everything necessary for our journey, such as Arabian habits, and red caps, calicoes, and other trifles to make presents of to the inhabitants, and taking leave of our friends, as men going to a speedy death, for we were not insensible of the dangers we were likely to encounter, amongst horrid deserts, impassable mountains, and barbarous nations, we left Goa on the 26th day of January in the year 1624, in a Portuguese galliot that was ordered to set us ashore at Pate, where we landed without any disaster in eleven days, together with a young Abyssin, whom we made use of as our interpreter.