Insensible

Definition of Insensible

In`sen´si`ble
a.1.
1.Destitute of the power of feeling or perceiving; wanting bodily sensibility; unconscious.
2.Not susceptible of emotion or passion; void of feeling; apathetic; unconcerned; indifferent; as, insensible to danger, fear, love, etc.; - often used with of or to.
Accept an obligation without being a slave to the giver, or insensible to his kindness.
- Sir H. Wotton.
Lost in their loves, insensible of shame.
- Dryden.
3.Incapable of being perceived by the senses; imperceptible. Hence: Progressing by imperceptible degrees; slow; gradual; as, insensible motion.
Two small and almost insensible pricks were found upon Cleopatra's arm.
- Sir T. Browne.
They fall away,
And languish with insensible decay.
- Dryden.
4.Not sensible or reasonable; meaningless.
If it make the indictment be insensible or uncertain, it shall be quashed.
- Sir M. Hale.
5.Incapable of feeling a specific sensation or emotion; as, insensible to pity.

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