Insensible

In*sen"si*ble

(?), a. [L. insensibilis: cf. F. insensible. See In- not, and Sensible.]
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1. Destitute of the power of feeling or perceiving; wanting bodily sensibility; unconscious. Milton.
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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.
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Accept an obligation without being a slave to the giver, or insensible to his kindness.
Sir H. Wotton.
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Lost in their loves, insensible of shame.
Dryden.
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3. Incapable of being perceived by the senses; imperceptible. Hence: Progressing by imperceptible degrees; slow; gradual; as, insensible motion.
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Two small and almost insensible pricks were found upon Cleopatra's arm.
Sir T. Browne.
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They fall away,
And languish with insensible decay.
Dryden.
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4. Not sensible or reasonable; meaningless. [Obs.]
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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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Syn. -- Imperceptible; imperceivable; dull; stupid; torpid; numb; unfeeling; apathetic; stoical; impassive; indifferent; unsusceptible; hard; callous.
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