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  1. not feeling; devoid of feeling; insensible or insensate.
  2. unsympathetic; callous: an intelligent but unfeeling man.

Origin of unfeeling

before 1000; Middle English; Old English unfelende. See un-1, feel, -ing2
Related formsun·feel·ing·ly, adverbun·feel·ing·ness, noun

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1. numb. 2. hardhearted. See hard.

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  1. without sympathy; callous
  2. without physical feeling or sensation
Derived Formsunfeelingly, adverbunfeelingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unfeeling

late Old English, "having no sensation," from un- (1) "not" + feeling (see feel (v.)). Meaning "devoid of kindly or tender feelings" is recorded from 1590s. Related: Unfeelingly.

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