AskDefine | Define insensibility

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1 a lack of sensibility [ant: sensibility]
2 devoid of passion or feeling [syn: unfeelingness, callousness, hardness]

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  1. The property of being insensible.

Extensive Definition

Insensibility is a poem written by Wilfred Owen during the First World War which explores the effect of warfare on soldiers, and the long and short term psychological effects which it has on them. The poem's title refers to the fact that the soldiers have lost the ability to feel due to the horrors which they faced on the Western Front during the First World War.
Definition: unfeelingness: devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness

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