unquickened

unquickened

(ʌnˈkwɪkənd)
adj
1. lacking life, vitality, or animation
2. not excited or quickened
3. not accelerated or quickened
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Winifred has "a clayey, inert, unquickened flesh" (R 325), unapt for germination, that reminds Ursula of the primeval swamp.
It was good for the man of unquickened heart to listen even to their folly.
There are sequences of notable tension before the final onslaught, but even here, one watches the action with heart and mind unquickened by genuine suspense, due to the mild involvement in character and the hap-hazard nature of the incidents and the way in which they are conveyed.