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insentient

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɛnʃ(ə)nt
 
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Definition of insentient in English:

adjective

Incapable of feeling or understanding things; inanimate: it’s arrogant to presume animals to be insentient
More example sentences
  • It is an umbrella term, applicable equally to concrete and abstract, immediate or remembered, sensory or conceptual, subjective or objective, sentient or insentient, organic or inorganic, and so on.
  • And not only are the men fond of it, even such insentient creatures as plants and trees have become infected and take delight in it.
  • Here, Feinberg denies that an insentient potential person has interests at all.
Synonyms
inanimate, lifeless, inorganic, inert;
insensate, lacking physical sensation;
British informal spark out

Derivatives

insentience

1
noun
Example sentences
  • We may be battered practically into insentience, and we may simultaneously be hurting beyond what anyone could imagine.
  • A short period of insentience or unawareness as a prelude to death - usually lasting for no more than a few days - does not violate intrinsic human dignity.
  • He began to wonder if his gift might have been a curse: the ancient mariner has ‘strange power of speech’, but yearns to be relieved of it, restored to insentience and silence.

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