Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers Section I. Affections in General
Section IV. Possessive Relations
NOUN: INSENSIBILITY, insensibleness; want of sensibility [See Insensibility]; moral insensibility; inertness, inertia, vis inertiæ [ L.]; impassibility, impassibleness; inappetency, apathy, phlegm, dullness, hebetude, supineness, insusceptibility, unimpressibility, luke-warmness.
COLDNESS; cold -fit, - blood, - heart; coolness; frigidity, sang-froid [ F.], stoicism, imperturbation ( inexcitability) [See Inexcitability]; nonchalance, unconcern, dry eyes; insouciance ( indifference) [See Indifference]; recklessness [See Rashness]; callousness, callosity, obtundity, brutification; heart of stone, blood and iron, stock and stone, marble, deadness.
neutrality; quietism, vegetation.
TORPOR, torpidity; obstupefaction [ obs.], lethargy, coma, trance; sleep [See Inactivity]; inanimation [ rare], suspended animation; stupor, stupefaction; paralysis, palsy; numbness &c. ( physical insensibility) [See Physical Insensibility]; analgesia.
stoic, Indian, man of iron, pococurante, pococurantist; the Fat Boy in Pickwick. TRIFLER, dabbler, dilettante, sciolist [See Ignoramus].
VERB: BE INSENSIBLE &c. adj.; have a rhinoceros hide; show insensibility &c. n.; not mind, not care, not be affected by; have no desire for [See Indifference]; have -, feel -, take- no interest in; nil admirari [ L.]; not care a straw ( unimportance) [See Unimportance] for; disregard ( neglect) [See Neglect]; set at naught &c. ( make light of) [See Underestimation]; turn a deaf ear to ( inattention) [See Inattention]; vegetate.
RENDER INSENSIBLE, render callous; blunt, obtund, numb, benumb, paralyze, chloroform, deaden, hebetate, stun, stupefy; brutify, brutalize.
INURE; harden, harden the heart; steel, caseharden, sear.
ADJECTIVE: INSENSIBLE, unconscious; impassive, impassible; blind to, deaf to, dead to; obtundent, insusceptible or unsusceptible, unimpressionable, unimpressible; passionless, spiritless, heartless, soulless, unfeeling; unmoral.
APATHETIC, unemotional, leucophlegmatic [ obs.], phlegmatic; dull, frigid; cold cold-blooded, cold-hearted; cold as charity; flat, obtuse, inert, supine, sluggish, torpid, torpedinous [ rare], torporific; sleepy ( inactive) [See Inactivity]; languid, half-hearted, tame; numb, numbed; comatose; anæsthetic [See Physical Insensibility]; stupefied, chloroformed, palsy-stricken.
INDIFFERENT, lukewarm, Laodicean, careless, mindless, regardless; inattentive [See Inattention]; neglectful [See Neglect]; disregarding.
UNCONCERNED, nonchalant, pococurante, insouciant, sans souci [ F.]; unambitious [See Indifference].
UNAFFECTED, unruffled, unimpressed, uninspired, unexcited, unmoved, unstirred, untouched, unshocked, unstruck; unblushing ( shameless) [See Insolence]; unanimated; vegetative.
CALLOUS, thick-skinned, pachydermatous, impervious; hard, hardened; inured, casehardened; steeled -, proof- against; imperturbable ( inexcitable) [See Inexcitability]; unfelt.
ADVERB: INSENSIBLY &c. adj.; æquo animo [ L.], without being -moved, - touched, - impressed; in cold blood; with dry eyes, with withers unwrung.
INTERJECTION: never mind! it is of no consequence &c ( unimportant) [See Importance]; it cannot be helped! it is all the same!
QUOTATIONS: But och! it hardens a within, And petrifies the feelin.Burns
That repose Which stamps the caste of Vere de Vere.Tennyson
If he is content with a vegetable love.Gilbert