in·sen·si·ble /-ˈsɛn(t)səbəl/ 形容詞
1. Destitute of the power of feeling or perceiving; wanting bodily sensibility; unconscious.
2. Not susceptible of emotion or passion; void of feeling; apathetic; unconcerned; indifferent; as, insensible to danger, fear, love, etc.; -- often used with of or to.
Accept an obligation without being a slave to the giver, or insensible to his kindness. --Sir H. Wotton.
Lost in their loves, insensible of shame. --Dryden.
3. Incapable of being perceived by the senses; imperceptible. Hence: Progressing by imperceptible degrees; slow; gradual; as, insensible motion.
Two small and almost insensible pricks were found upon Cleopatra's arm. --Sir T. Browne.
They fall away,
And languish with insensible decay. --Dryden.
4. Not sensible or reasonable; meaningless. [Obs.]
If it make the indictment be insensible or uncertain, it shall be quashed. --Sir M. Hale.
Syn: -- Imperceptible; imperceivable; dull; stupid; torpid; numb; unfeeling; apathetic; stoical; impassive; indifferent; unsusceptible; hard; callous.
adj 1: incapable of physical sensation; "insensible to pain";
"insensible earth" [ant: sensible]
2: (followed by `to' or `by') unaware of or indifferent to;
"insensible to the suffering around him" [syn: insensible(p),
3: barely able to be perceived; "the transition was almost
indiscernible"; "an almost insensible change" [syn: indiscernible,
4: unresponsive to stimulation; "he lay insensible where he had
fallen"; "drugged and senseless" [syn: senseless]