|Inquisitiveness In·quis"i·tive·ness noun The quality or state of being inquisitive; the disposition to seek explanation and information; curiosity to learn what is unknown; esp., uncontrolled and impertinent curiosity.
Mr. Boswell, whose inquisitiveness is seconded by great activity, scrambled in at a high window. Johnson.
Curiosity in children nature has provided, to remove that ignorance they were born with; which, without this busy inquisitiveness , will make them dull. Locke.
Inquisitor In·quis"i·tor noun [ Latin : confer French inquisiteur . See Inquire .] 1. An inquisitive person; one fond of asking questions. [ R.] " Inquisitors are tatlers." Feltham. 2. (Law) One whose official duty it is to examine and inquire, as coroners, sheriffs, etc. Mozley & W. 3. (R.C.Ch.) A member of the Court of Inquisition.
Inquisitorial In·quis`i·to"ri·al adjective
[ Confer French inquisitorial
.] 1. Pertaining to inquisition; making rigorous and unfriendly inquiry; searching; as, inquisitorial power.
"Illiberal and inquisitorial
abuse." F. Blackburne.
He conferred on it a kind of inquisitorial and censorious power even over the laity, and directed it to inquire into all matters of conscience. Hume. 2. Pertaining to the Court of Inquisition or resembling its practices.
robes." C. Buchanan.
Inquisitorially In·quis`i·to"ri·al·ly adverb In an inquisitorial manner.
Inquisitorious In·quis`i·to"ri·ous adjective Making strict inquiry; inquisitorial. [ Obsolete] Milton.
Inquisiturient In·quis`i·tu"ri·ent adjective Inquisitorial. [ Obsolete] "Our inquisiturient bishops." Milton.
Inracinate In·rac"i·nate transitive verb [ Prefix in- in + French racine root: confer French enraciner .] To enroot or implant.
Inrail In·rail" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Inrailed ; present participle & verbal noun Inrailing .] To rail in; to inclose or surround, as with rails. Hooker.
Inregister In·reg"is·ter transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Inregistered ; present participle & verbal noun Inregistering .] [ Prefix in- in + register : confer French enregistrer . Confer Enregister .] To register; to enter, as in a register. [ R.] Walsh.
Inro In"ro noun [ Jap. inrō ; in seal + rō box.] A small closed receptacle or set of receptacles of hard material, as lacquered wood, iron, bronze, or ivory, used by the Japanese to hold medicines, perfumes, and the like, and carried in the girdle. It is usually secured by a silk cord by which the wearer may grasp it, which cord passes through an ornamental button or knob called a netsuke.
(ĭn"rōd`) noun The entrance of an enemy into a country with purposes of hostility; a sudden or desultory incursion or invasion; raid; encroachment.
The loss of Shrewsbury exposed all North Wales to the daily inroads of the enemy. Clarendon.
With perpetual inroads to alarm, Milton. Syn.
Though inaccessible, his fatal throne.
-- Invasion; incursion; irruption. See Invasion
(ĭn*rōd") transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Inroaded
; present participle & verbal noun Inroading
.] To make an inroad into; to invade.
The Saracens . . . conquered Spain, inroaded Aquitaine. Fuller.
Inroll In·roll" transitive verb See Enroll .
Inrunning In"run`ning noun The act or the place of entrance; an inlet. Tennyson.
Inrush In"rush` noun A rush inwards; as, the inrush of the tide. G. Eliot.
Inrush In·rush" intransitive verb To rush in. [ Obsolete] Holland.
Insabbatati In·sab`ba·ta"ti noun plural [ Late Latin Insabatati . See 1st In- , and Sabot .] The Waldenses; -- so called from their peculiarly cut or marked sabots , or shoes.
Insafety In·safe"ty noun Insecurity; danger. [ Obsolete]
Insalivation In·sal`i·va"tion noun (Physiol.) The mixing of the food with the saliva and other secretions of the mouth in eating.
Insalubrious In`sa·lu"bri·ous adjective [ Prefix in- not + salubrious : confer Latin insalubris , French insalubre .] Not salubrious or healthful; unwholesome; as, an insalubrious air or climate.
Insalubrity In`sa·lu"bri·ty noun [ Confer French insalubrite .] Unhealthfulness; unwholesomeness; as, the insalubrity of air, water, or climate. Boyle.
Insalutary In·sal"u·ta·ry adjective [ Latin insaluteris : confer French insalutaire . See In- not, and Salutary .] 1. Not salutary or wholesome; unfavorable to health. 2. Not tending to safety; productive of evil.
Insanability In·san`a·bil"i·ty noun The state of being insanable or incurable; insanableness.
Insanable In·san"a·ble adjective [ Latin insanabilis ; confer Old French insanable . See In- not, and Sanable .] Not capable of being healed; incurable; irremediable.
Insanableness In·san"a·ble·ness noun The state of being insanable; insanability; incurableness.
Insanably In·san"a·bly adverb In an incurable manner.
Insane In·sane" adjective
[ Latin insanus
. See In-
not, and Sane
.] 1. Exhibiting unsoundness or disorder of mind; not sane; mad; deranged in mind; delirious; distracted. See Insanity , 2. 2. Used by, or appropriated to, insane persons; as, an insane hospital. 3. Causing insanity or madness.
Or have we eaten on the insane root Shak. 4. Characterized by insanity or the utmost folly; chimerical; unpractical; as, an insane plan, attempt, etc.
That takes the reason prisoner ?
I know not which was the insane measure. Southey.
Insanely In·sane"ly adverb Without reason; madly; foolishly.
Insaneness In·sane"ness noun Insanity; madness.
Insaniate In·sa"ni·ate transitive verb To render unsound; to make mad. [ Obsolete] Feltham.
Insanie In·sa"nie noun Insanity. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Insanitary In·san"i·ta·ry adjective Not sanitary; unhealthy; as, insanitary conditions of drainage.
Insanitation In·san`i·ta"tion noun Lack of sanitation; careless or dangerous hygienic conditions.
Insanity In·san"i·ty noun
[ Latin insanitas
unsoundness; confer insania
insanity, French insanite
.] 1. The state of being insane; unsoundness or derangement of mind; madness; lunacy.
All power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity . Johnson.
Without grace Cowper. 2. (Law) Such a mental condition, as, either from the existence of delusions, or from incapacity to distinguish between right and wrong, with regard to any matter under action, does away with individual responsibility. Syn. -- Insanity
The heart's insanity admits no cure.
is the generic term for all such diseases; lunacy
has now an equal extent of meaning, though once used to denote periodical insanity; madness
has the same extent, though originally referring to the rage created by the disease; derangement
, are popular terms for insanity; delirium
, and frenzy
denote excited states of the disease; dementia
denotes the loss of mental power by this means; monomania
is insanity upon a single subject.
Insapory In·sa"po·ry adjective [ Prefix in- not + sapor .] Tasteless; unsavory. [ R.] Sir T. Herbert.
Insatiability In·sa`tia·bil"i·ty noun
, [ Latin insatiabilitas
; confer French insatiabilite
.] The state or quality of being insatiable; insatiableness.
Eagerness for increase of possession deluges the soul, and we sink into the gulfs of insatiability . Rambler.
Insatiable In·sa"tia·ble adjective
[ French insatiable
, Latin ionsatiabilis
. See In-
not, and Satiable
.] Not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased; very greedy; as, an insatiable appetite, thirst, or desire.
" Insatiable of glory." Milton.
Insatiableness In·sa"tia·ble·ness noun Greediness of appetite that can not be satisfied or appeased; insatiability.
The eye of the covetous hath a more particular insatiableness . Bp. Hall.
Insatiably In·sa"tia·bly adverb In an insatiable manner or degree; unappeasably. " Insatiably covetous." South.
Insatiate In·sa"ti·ate adjective
[ Latin insatiatus
.] Insatiable; as, insatiate thirst.
The insatiate greediness of his desires. Shak.
And still insatiate , thirsting still for blood. Hook.
Insatiately In·sa"ti·ate·ly adverb Insatiably. Sir T. Herbert.
Insatiateness In·sa"ti·ate·ness noun The state of being insatiate.
Insatiety In`sa·ti"e·ty noun [ Latin insatietas : confer French insatiete . See Satiety .] Insatiableness. T. Grander.
Insatisfaction In·sat`is·fac"tion noun 1. Insufficiency; emptiness. [ Obsolete] Bacon. 2. Dissatisfaction. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
Insaturable In·sat"u·ra·ble adjective [ Latin insaturabilis : confer French insaturable . See In- not, and Saturable .] Not capable of being saturated or satisfied.
Inscience In"science (ĭn"sh e ns; 277) noun [ Latin inscientia : confer French inscience .] Want of knowledge; ignorance. [ Obsolete]
Inscient In"scient (ĭn"sh e nt) adjective [ Latin insciens , -entis , ignorant. See In- not, and Scient , Science .] Having little or no knowledge; ignorant; stupid; silly. [ R.] N. Bacon.
Inscient In"scient adjective
[ Prefix in-
in + Latin sciens
knowing.] Having knowledge or insight; intelligent.
Gaze on, with inscient vision, toward the sun. Mrs. Browning.
Insconce In·sconce" transitive verb See Ensconce .
Inscribable In·scrib"a·ble adjective Capable of being inscribed, -- used specif. (Math.) of solids or plane figures capable of being inscribed in other solids or figures.