Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lack of physical sensibility; the state of being insensible to physical impressions; absence of feeling or sensation.
- n. Lack of moral sensibility, or the power to be moved or affected; lack of tenderness or susceptibility of emotion.
- n. Synonyms Indifference, Insensibility, Impassibility, etc. See apathy.
- n. The property of being insensible.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being insensible; lack of sensibility; torpor; unconsciousness.
- n. Lack of tenderness or susceptibility of emotion or passion; dullness; stupidity.
- n. devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness.
- n. a lack of sensibility
“But this _insensibility_, this heartlessness, gives very much the effect of a positive and real ill nature, and M. Bergson had thus simply repeated and expressed in a new way, more precise and correct, the opinion of Aristotle: the cause of laughter is malice mitigated by insensibility or the absence of sympathy.”
“Commend me to what you call the insensibility of the”
“He has reproached me for what he terms my insensibility to his perfections, and says”
“For to be without grief having health, that they call insensibility, and not pleasure.”
“Thank heaven! we meet with few minds like that of Sir Charles Verville; such a degree of savage insensibility is unnatural.”
“They were strangers to that grace of wisdom which is liberally given to all who ask it; and their insensibility was all the more inexcusable that so many miracles had been performed which might have led to a certain conviction of the presence and the power of God with them.”
“There is a strange and peculiar sensation experienced in recovering from a state of insensibility, which is almost indescribable: a sort of dreamy, confused consciousness; a half-waking, half-sleeping condition, accompanied with a feeling of weariness, which, however, is by no means disagreeable.”
“I am very solicitous, both by study and argument, to enlarge this privilege of insensibility, which is in me naturally raised to a pretty degree, so that consequently I espouse and am very much moved with very few things.”
“Moral insensibility, which is decidedly more congenital than contracted, is either total or partial, and is displayed in criminals who inflict personal injuries, as much as in others, with a variety of symptoms which I have recorded elsewhere, and which are eventually reduced to these conditions of the moral sense in a large number of criminals -- a lack of repugnance to the idea and execution of the offence, previous to its commission, and the absence of remorse after committing it.”
“Churchill’s incisive, compelling monologues tended to disregard the feelings and opinions of his audience and created the aura of gross insensibility which is a determined flaw in a democratic statesman who must not only expand ideas but impel others to accept them.”
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