insensate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj insensate devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation "insentient (or insensate) stone"
    • adj insensate without compunction or human feeling "in cold blood","cold-blooded killing","insensate destruction"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Insensate Wanting sensibility; destitute of sense; stupid; foolish. "The silence and the calm
      Of mute, insensate things."
      "The meddling folly or insensate ambition of statesmen."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • insensate Not endowed with sense; destitute of the power of feeling; naturally senseless; inanimate.
    • insensate Wanting or deprived of sense; destitute of natural sense or feeling; stupid.
    • insensate Marked by want of sense or feeling; manifesting insensibility; irrational; maniacal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Insensate in-sen′sāt void of sense: wanting sensibility: stupid
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Quotations

  • Saadi
    Saadi
    “A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.”
  • Charles Maurice De Talleyrand
    Charles Maurice De Talleyrand
    “Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime.”
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. insensatus,. See In- not, and Sensate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. insensātusin, not, sensatussensus, feeling.

Usage

In literature:

He grew into the scheme of things by insensible gradations.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
My fall had cost me something more than a few minutes' insensibility and an aching head.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
Nor did he seem insensible to the best of all earthly rewards, the love and admiration of his fellow-citizens.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
But even they were insensible to an elevated view of the relations between men and women.
"A History of English Prose Fiction" by Bayard Tuckerman
The insensible son of Pandu sank down till he reached the Naga kingdom.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Perchance, it is the certainty of failure that makes him so insensate.
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth
But, Hannah, my sharp, sharp grief makes me insensible to mere stinging words.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
As she was insensible after the first few days, it was not to be expected she could either think or pray.
"The Power of Faith" by Isabella Graham
Dangerous fit of insensibility.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
To love you has become so essential to my happiness that I cannot think that you can be wholly insensible to my passion.
"Mark Hurdlestone" by Susanna Moodie
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In poetry:

And shall man so insensible prove,
To whom these rich blessings are giv'n?
Is not gratitude due for the love
And parental affection of heav'n?
"A Summer's Evening's Contemplation" by Elizabeth Bath
All hushed the air was - rapt and clear and still
The earth, late racked with pain
Felt it's insensate form with rapture thrill
And hope was born again
"Resurrection" by Alice Guerin Crist
Hard is that heart, and unsubdued by love,
That feels no pain, nor ever heaves a sigh;
Such hearts the fiercest passions only prove,
Or freeze in cold insensibility.
"To Delia: On Her Endeavouring To Conceal Her Grief At Parting" by William Cowper
HENCE, Prudence! bane of ev'ry virtuous deed,
Child of Cold Prejudice and selfish Fear,
Insensible to Sorrow's bitter tear,
Wrung from the heart thou bid'st unpitied bleed!
"To Prudence" by Charlotte Dacre
I speak not of beauty; — it is not a face
That can win the affection of hearts such as mine :
I never the sweetness, some fancy, could trace
In features so cold and insensate as thine.
"I Speak Not of Beauty" by Mary Anne Browne
For death's the only answer that we make
When hungry kingdoms rise and fall on strife;
Still one insensate spirit's greed can break
The wide world's peace, and drain her holy founts of life.
"Reason And Honour " by Eden Phillpotts

In news:

CSU Trustees Bordering On The Insensate.
CSU Trustees Bordering On The Insensate .
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In science:

Equivalently, as Vavasis condition is insensible to taking convex hulls, F (·) is globally invertible on I if the set ∆ = conv(∪M i=1∆i ) forms a strict V -family.
A sufficient condition for global invertibility of Lipschitz mapping
However, it is rather insensible to variable mixing in the gaugino sector.
Spin Correlations in Production and Subsequent Decay of Neutralinos
For energies far above threshold the shape of the lepton angular distribution is rather insensible to the mixing in the gaugino sector and to the value of m0 .
Spin Correlations in Production and Subsequent Decay of Neutralinos
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