- lacking sensation; not feeling, or not capable of feeling, sensation; inanimate
- without sense or reason; foolish; stupid
- lacking sensibility; without regard or feeling for others; cold; insensitive
Origin of insensateEcclesiastical Late Latin insensatus, irrational from Classical Latin in-, in- + sensatus, gifted with sense from sensus, sense
- a. Lacking sensation or awareness; inanimate.b. Unconscious.
- Lacking sensibility; unfeeling: “a predatory, insensate society in which innocence and decency can prove fatal” ( Peter S. Prescott )
- a. Lacking sense or the power to reason.b. Foolish; witless.
Origin of insensateLatin īnsēnsātus in- not ; see in- 1. sēnsus understanding, reason ; see sense .
(comparative more insensate, superlative most insensate)
- (having no sensation or consciousness): sentient
- One who is insensate.
From Latin īnsēnsātus.