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insensible

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of insensible

  1. 1 having lost consciousness <if a choking person is insensible, you should lay them down on their back before performing the Heimlich maneuver> Synonyms cold, unconscious, senselessRelated Words semiconscious; anesthetized; collapsedNear Antonyms alert, awake, aware, up; resuscitated, revivedAntonyms conscious

  2. 2 not perceptible by a sense or by the mind <the fragile glass flowers can be damaged by even the most insensible tremors> Synonyms impalpable, inappreciable, indistinguishable, imperceptibleRelated Words inaudible, intangible, invisible; inconspicuous, indistinct, unnoticeable, unseeable, unseen; faint, insignificant, liminal, slender, slight, subtle, trivial; buried, concealed, covert, disguised, hidden, obscure, shrouded, unapparent, vagueNear Antonyms audible, observable, recognizable, tangible, visible; clear, conspicuous, evident, eye-catching, manifest, noticeable, obvious, plain, prominent, striking; apparent, distinct, significant, straightforwardAntonyms appreciable, discernible (also discernable), palpable, perceptible, ponderable, sensible

  3. 3 having or showing a lack of interest or concern <city hall remains insensible to our complaints about the downtown parking situation> Synonyms apathetic, casual, complacent, disinterested, incurious, indifferent, insouciant, nonchalant, perfunctory, pococurante, unconcerned, uncurious, uninterestedRelated Words halfhearted, lukewarm, tepid; aloof, cold, numb, remote, unemotional; callous, hard-hearted, insensitive, unfeeling; calm, cool, detached, dispassionate; careless, heedless, mindless; impassive, impervious, phlegmatic, stoic (or stoical), stolid; lethargic, listless; unimpressedNear Antonyms attentive, aware, conscientious, heedful, mindful; caring, sensitive, warmhearted; ardent, fervent, keen, passionate, warm, zealousAntonyms concerned, interested

  4. 4 lacking animate awareness or sensation <even the canyon's insensible rocks seemed to mock the stranded climber's utter helplessness> Synonyms inanimate, insensate, insentient, senseless, unfeelingRelated Words exanimate, lifeless; comatose, unconsciousNear Antonyms aware, cognizant, conscious; animated, lively, vibrantAntonyms animate, feeling, sensate, sensible, sensitive, sentient

  5. 5 lacking in refinement or good taste <married an insensible brute upon whom the niceties of life were completely lost> Synonyms common, crass, crude, gross, ill-bred, illiberal [archaic], incult, coarse, low, lowbred, lowbrow, raffish, rough, rough-hewn, roughneck, rude, rugged, tasteless, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unpolished, unrefined, vulgarRelated Words boorish, churlish, cloddish, clownish, loutish, ungentlemanly; clumsy, lubberly, lumpish, oafish; inconsiderate, indelicate, insensitive, thoughtless; countrified (also countryfied), provincial, rustic (also rustical), unsophisticated; graceless, inelegant, tacky; animallike, barbaric, barbarous, uncivilized; mannerless, unmannered, unmannerlyNear Antonyms aristocratic, courtly, patrician; elegant, graceful, restrained; considerate, gracious, sensitive, thoughtful; citified, sophisticated, urbaneAntonyms civilized, cultivated, cultured, genteel, polished, refined, smooth, tasteful, ultrarefined, well-bred

  6. 6 not informed about or aware of something <a scientist who usually is so engrossed in his work that he is quite insensible of the passage of time> Synonyms clueless, incognizant, innocent, ignorant, nescient, oblivious, unacquainted, unaware, unconscious, uninformed, unknowing, unmindful, unwittingRelated Words uneducated, unschooled, untaught; absent, absentminded, abstracted, heedless, inattentive, inconscientNear Antonyms au courant, hip, plugged-in, up-to-date; educated, knowledgeable, schooled, taught; heedful, observant; sensitive, sentientAntonyms acquainted, aware, cognizant, conscious, conversant, grounded, informed, knowing, mindful, witting




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