not endowed with sensation; inanimate: insensate stone.
without human feeling or sensitivity; cold; cruel; brutal.
without sense, understanding, or judgment; foolish.
- in·sen·sate·ly, adverb
- in·sen·sate·ness, noun
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How to use insensate in a sentence
He was “overwhelmed by the feeling” that “the Suffolk expanses” had “shrunk once and for all to a single, blind, insensate spot.”Walking In The Footsteps Of W.G. Sebald, Hiker, Novelist, Strange Genius | Edward Platt | June 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Cease, then, to love me with this insensate fever which wrecks the nights of your people, and love me as I love you.Balsamo, The Magician | Alexander Dumas
But what arguments will these emissaries advance in order to rouse the masses to these insensate migrations?The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
Out of this insensate hell come the impossible statues that grin about our cities.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa | Edward Hutton
They tumbled him aboard, where he lay in an insensate heap, drooling spit and making incoherent, bubbling noises.Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
He forgot even what share her mother might claim; not to mention what in her might belong to the Sum of Things, the insensate Pan.There and Back | George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for insensate
lacking sensation or consciousness
- insensately, adverb
- insensateness, noun
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