In*sen"si*ble(?), a. [L. insensibilis: cf. F. insensible. See In- not, and Sensible.]
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,
Two small and almost insensible pricks were found upon Cleopatra's arm.Sir T. Browne.
They fall away,Dryden.
And languish with insensible decay.
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.
Syn. -- Imperceptible; imperceivable; dull; stupid; torpid; numb; unfeeling; apathetic; stoical; impassive; indifferent; unsusceptible; hard; callous.
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