irresponsive

[ir-i-spon-siv]
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. irresolvable,
  2. irrespective,
  3. irrespirable,
  4. irresponsibility,
  5. irresponsible,
  6. irresuscitable,
  7. irretentive,
  8. irretraceable,
  9. irretrievable,
  10. irreverence

Origin of irresponsive

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

Related formsir·re·spon·sive·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for irresponsive

irresponsive

adjective

not responsive
Derived Formsirresponsively, 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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