- not responsive; not responding, or not responding readily, as in speech, action, or feeling.
Origin of irresponsive
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Examples from the Web for irresponsive
Such might be irresponsive, but doubtless had been fearfully real to Alice.Oswald Langdon
Carson Jay Lee
Suddenly into those blank, irresponsive eyes there leaped recognition.Michael
E. F. Benson
If we are not in the mood for it, we are unreceptive of Nature's impressions, and we are irresponsive.The Heart of Nature
She sighed once or twice as she glanced at the girl's irresponsive face.The Children of Wilton Chase
Mrs. L. T. Meade
But she was irresponsive because she was shy, uncomfortably, painfully shy.Washington Square
- not responsive
- Not responsive, as to treatment or stimuli.
- Not responding or answering readily.
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