devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness (Freq. 1)
Derivationally related forms: ↑insensible (for: ↑insensibility), ↑hard (for: ↑hardness), ↑callous (for: ↑callosity), ↑callous, ↑unfeeling (for: ↑unfeelingness)
Hypernyms: ↑insensitivity, ↑insensitiveness
Hyponyms: ↑dullness

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