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- senselesse (obsolete)
From sense + -less. Compare Saterland Frisian sinloos (“senseless, foolish”).
senseless (comparative more senseless, superlative most senseless)
- Without feeling or consciousness; deprived of sensation.
- 1817 December, Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Revolt of Islam. […]”, in [Mary] Shelley, editor, The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. […], volume I, London: Edward Moxon […], published 1839, →OCLC, page 223:
- That hoary man had spent his livelong age
In converse with the dead, who leave the stamp
Of ever-burning thoughts on many a page,
When they are gone into the senseless damp
Of graves; […]
- The blow to his head rendered him senseless, he didn't awaken until he was in the ambulance.
- Synonyms: unconscious, insensible
- Lacking meaning or purpose; without common sense.
- What a senseless waste of money.
- Synonyms: pointless, meaningless
- Without a discernible meaning or purpose, especially of a violent or evil act.
- The school shooting was a senseless act of violence.
- Without consideration, awareness or sound judgement
- He took senseless risks, not even aware of the danger he was in.
- Synonyms: unreasonable, unwise, stupid
bereft of feeling
bereft of consciousness
lacking meaning or purpose
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- (deprived of sensation): ageusia, analgesia, anosmia, blind, deaf, hypoesthesia, numbness, paralysis
- “senseless”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “senseless”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.