Insensibility
Insensibility In*sen`si*bil"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. insensibilit['e].] [1913 Webster] 1. The state or quality of being insensible; lack of sensibility; torpor; unconsciousness; as, the insensibility produced by a fall, or by opiates. [1913 Webster]

2. Lack of tenderness or susceptibility of emotion or passion; dullness; stupidity.

Syn: Dullness; numbness; unfeelingness; stupidity; torpor; apathy; impassiveness; indifference. [1913 Webster]


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