insentient

adjective in·sen·tient \ (ˌ)in-ˈsen(t)-sh(ē-)ənt \

Definition of insentient

: lacking perception, consciousness, or animation

insentience

play \(ˌ)in-ˈsen(t)-sh(ē-)ən(t)s\ noun

Examples of insentient in a Sentence

  1. refused to believe that the universe as we know it evolved from the random interactions of insentient particles of matter

  2. an insentient therapist who failed to see what the teenager's real problem was

First Known Use of insentient

1764



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