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- Unable to be perceived by the senses.
- Incapable or deprived of physical sensation.
- 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, in The Fate of the Artemis:
- “[…] Captain Markam had been found lying half-insensible, gagged and bound, on the floor of the sitting-room, his hands and feet tightly pinioned, and a woollen comforter wound closely round his mouth and neck ; whilst Mrs. Markham's jewel-case, containing valuable jewellery and the secret plans of Port Arthur, had disappeared. […]”
- Unable to be understood; unintelligible.
- Not sensible or reasonable; meaningless.
- 1736, Matthew Hale, Historia Placitorum Coronæ:
- If it make the indictment be insensible or uncertain, […] it shall be quashed.
- Incapable of mental feeling; indifferent.
- Incapable of emotional feeling; callous; apathetic.
- Synonym: insensitive
unable to be perceived by the sense
incapable of emotional feeling
insensible (plural insensibles)
- “insensible”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
insensible m or f (masculine and feminine plural insensibles)