Definition of insentient in English:

insentient

adjective

  • Incapable of feeling or understanding things; inanimate.

    ‘it's arrogant to presume animals to be insentient’
    • ‘The animation of insentient or nonhuman entities produces an effect of cacophony and distraction.’
    • ‘Here, Feinberg denies that an insentient potential person has interests at all.’
    • ‘Most of us assume we have moved beyond treating animals as insentient things.’
    • ‘It states that the individual soul and insentient matter are distinct from Brahman, but Brahman is the basis of their existence and reality.’
    • ‘Every being - sentient or insentient - has a role to play in this manifest universality of the Spirit.’
    • ‘Over the three months, they learned not only the names, but also the faces and the characteristics of their sentient and insentient neighbors.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Everyone else was either insentient or had run away.’
    • ‘Cunningham paused, and turned to appraise Katalin, who was still lying insentient before the fire.’
    • ‘Thus, out of three qualities of Sat, Chit, and Ananda, Jiva or ordinary soul fails to manifest Ananda and both Ananda and Consciousness are hidden in jada or insentient beings.’
    • ‘Casually and almost unwillingly she knelt down beside Nitrus and Psyd, holding her hands above the insentient body.’
    • ‘The conclusion that we live in an unplanned, insentient universe became ineluctable.’
    • ‘Anything else in the room remained stationary and insentient.’
    • ‘It is not possible to reciprocate a purely passive or mechanical or insentient conglomeration of objects.’
    • ‘The line should be drawn between sentient beings and insentient things.’
    • ‘Here, the profound inertia of self-duplicating and arbitrary sovereignty is revealed as absurd, unconnected repetition, the phonemes detonating like the ‘thumping’ of the insentient machine imagined by Rachel.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘While Shiva is Knowledge-Existence-Bliss Absolute, the Shakti is the manifestation of the Principle at immanent plane as the reality of the whole universe, both sentient and insentient.’
    • ‘Kristin becomes insentient rather than sap her lover's creativity, thus upholding the conventions of the period.’
    • ‘It is worth ending this small number of unethical killings in order to secure the right of women to rid their bodies of unnecessary and insentient clumps of flesh.’
    inanimate, lifeless, inorganic, inert
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Pronunciation

insentient

/ɪnˈsɛnʃ(ə)nt/