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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  • folly — n 1. absurdity, absurdness, inanity, point lessness, fatuousness; senselessness, nonsense, nonsen sicalness, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, Archaic. insipience; unreasonableness, irrationality, illogicalness, illogicality; preposterousness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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  • stupidity — n 1. dull wittedness, Inf. dumbness, unintelligence, fatuity, insensateness, betise; imbecility, Inf. moronism, Inf. moronity, retardation, subnor mality; empty headedness, brainlessness, mindlessness; dullness, Inf. dopiness, witlessness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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