Insensate In*sen"sate, a. [L. insensatus. See {In-} not, and {Sensate}.] Wanting sensibility; destitute of sense; stupid; foolish. [1913 Webster]

The silence and the calm Of mute, insensate things. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

The meddling folly or insensate ambition of statesmen. --Buckle. -- {In*sen"sate*ly}, adv. -- {In*sen"sate*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • insensate — (adj.) 1510s, from L.L. insensatus irrational, foolish, from L. in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + sensatus gifted with sense (see SENSATE (Cf. sensate)). Insensate means not capable of feeling sensation, often inanimate; INSENSIBLE …   Etymology dictionary

  • insensate — index callous, deranged, impervious, insensible, insusceptible (uncaring), irrational, lifeless (dea …   Law dictionary

  • insensate — besotted, *fond, infatuated Analogous words: fatuous, asinine, foolish, silly (see SIMPLE): *stupid, slow, dense, crass, dull, dumb: irrational, unreasonable Contrasted words: sensible, sane, judicious, *wise, prudent, sapient, sage: *rational,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • insensate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking physical sensation. 2) lacking sympathy; unfeeling. 3) completely lacking sense or reason. DERIVATIVES insensately adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • insensate — [in sen′sāt΄, in sen′sit] adj. [LL(Ec) insensatus, irrational < L in , IN 2 + sensatus, gifted with sense < sensus, SENSE] 1. lacking sensation; not feeling, or not capable of feeling, sensation; inanimate 2. without sense or reason;… …   English World dictionary

  • insensate — 1. adjective /ɪnˈsɛn.sət/ a) Having no sensation or consciousness; unconscious; inanimate. If I might be b) Having no sense; foolish …   Wiktionary

  • insensate — insensately, adv. insensateness, n. /in sen sayt, sit/, adj. 1. not endowed with sensation; inanimate: insensate stone. 2. without human feeling or sensitivity; cold; cruel; brutal. 3. without sense, understanding, or judgment; foolish. [1510 20; …   Universalium

  • insensate — in·sen·sate ( )in sen .sāt, sət adj devoid of sensation or feeling <ulcers developed in the insensate foot> …   Medical dictionary

  • insensate — in|sen|sate [ınˈsenseıt] adj formal 1.) not able to feel things 2.) unreasonable and crazy ▪ an insensate hatred of America …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • insensate — adjective formal 1 not able to feel things; inanimate 2 unreasonable and crazy: insensate rage …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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