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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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