American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Devoid of sensation or consciousness; inanimate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not sentient; not having perception, or the power of feeling.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not sentient; not having perception, or the power of perception; devoid of feeling, consciousness and animation; inanimate. Opposite of
- adj. incapable of sensation.
- adj. devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation
“Now it bound him with insentient fetters, walling his soul in darkness and silence, blocking it from the world which to him had been a riot of action.”
“I'll submit these tickets I'm writing at the end of the day in a stack with all the tickets for the vehicles I find, numbered and insentient, poised illegally.”
“Another option is to install Switcher ([insentient. net]) and activate the mouse shortcut.”
“Natural selection can be a highly creative process (given a suitable supply of genetic variation to work from), but it is merely a mechanistic phenomenon – as inescapable and insentient as gravity.”
“For the figure that confronts you in the library is very nearly 10ft tall and quite clearly blind and insentient, being one of Ron Mueck's stupendous hyperreal sculptures.”
“All that were aware of the Illumna knew that any being that had the power to create was something of a wonder, so they sought out any single organic cell that had not been reduced to the living status of the beings on the planet; insentient carbon.”
“In other words, in this one machine Adams saw how energy that originally would have come from human beings had been replaced by something insentient, a thing that would run itself with no input from human hands except in its creation.”
“Another option is to install Switcher insentient.net and activate the mouse shortcut.”
“I had been thinking about how insentient forms in nature can become “labs” that shape human activity: the only place for miles to ford the river becomes a town and an economy.”
“Tyler Cowen weighs in, analyzing NRO as an entomologist might a helpless, insentient bug.”
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