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insusceptibility

Definitions

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  • n. Lack of susceptibility, or of capacity to feel or perceive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lack of susceptibility, or of capacity to feel or perceive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or quality of being insusceptible; want of susceptibility.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Perhaps the easiest way to parse the Form's insusceptibility to appearing unequal is to treat the claim as implying that the Form cannot appear other than itself, i.e., equal.

    Plato's Middle Period Metaphysics and Epistemology

  • The insusceptibility of young children may relate to their insufficient grasp of language you must understand what the hypnotist is saying to you, or to any of a number of other factors.

    The Muse in the Machine

  • For one kind is a potency of being acted on, i.e. the originative source, in the very thing acted on, of its being passively changed by another thing or by itself qua other; and another kind is a state of insusceptibility to change for the worse and to destruction by another thing or by the thing itself qua other by virtue of an originative source of change.

    Metaphysics

  • Yet it is not untrue to say that variations in children, dependent upon heredity, show chiefly in the relative susceptibility or insusceptibility of the child to the influences of environment and management.

    The Nervous Child

  • In the first place, much of the Indian country is not capable of large settlements, on account of the insusceptibility of the soil for agriculture, and the scarcity of timber.

    Forty years a fur trader on the upper Missouri: the personal narrative of Charles Larpenteur, 1833-1872

  • Dr. DelĂ©arde conceived the idea of experimenting with those diseases in which it has been found possible to produce, artificially, as it were, and under controlled conditions, an immunity or insusceptibility in healthy animals.

    Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why What Medical Writers Say

  • Wood, iron and stone must feel the wedge, the hammer and the fire before they will change their form, and so must it be with a heart that resembles them in its hardness and insusceptibility to divine impressions and remains entrenched in its own will and fortified by the inclinations which follow in the train of our corrupted nature.

    Song of Songs of Solomon / Explanations and Reflections having Reference to the Interior Life

  • The reader should be here apprized, that the words strength and debility, when applied to animal motions, may properly express the quantity of resistance such motions may overcome; but that, when they are applied to mean the susceptibility or insusceptibility of animal fibres to motion, they become metaphorical terms; as in Sect.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

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