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insensate

[ in-sen-seyt, -sit ]
/ ɪnˈsɛn seɪt, -sɪt /
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adjective
not endowed with sensation; inanimate: insensate stone.
without human feeling or sensitivity; cold; cruel; brutal.
without sense, understanding, or judgment; foolish.
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Origin of insensate

First recorded in 1510–20, insensate is from the Late Latin word insēnsātus irrational. See in-3, sensate

OTHER WORDS FROM insensate

in·sen·sate·ly, adverbin·sen·sate·ness, noun
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How to use insensate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for insensate

insensate
/ (ɪnˈsɛnseɪt, -sɪt) /

adjective
lacking sensation or consciousness
insensitive; unfeeling
foolish; senseless

Derived forms of insensate

insensately, adverbinsensateness, noun
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