irresponsive

[ ir-i-spon-siv ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈspɒn sɪv /

adjective

not responsive; not responding, or not responding readily, as in speech, action, or feeling.

Origin of irresponsive

First recorded in 1840–50; ir-2 + responsive

Related forms

ir·re·spon·sive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for irresponsive

irresponsive

/ (ˌɪrɪˈspɒnsɪv) /

adjective

not responsive

Derived Forms

irresponsively, adverbirresponsiveness, noun
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Medicine definitions for irresponsive

irresponsive

[ ĭr′ĭ-spŏnsĭv ]

adj.

Not responsive, as to treatment or stimuli.
Not responding or answering readily.
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