[ ri-sep-tiv ]
/ rɪˈsɛp tɪv /
having the quality of receiving, taking in, or admitting.
able or quick to receive knowledge, ideas, etc.: a receptive mind.
willing or inclined to receive suggestions, offers, etc., with favor: a receptive listener.
(in language learning) of or relating to the language skills of listening and reading (opposed to productive).
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Origin of receptive
OTHER WORDS FROM receptive
re·cep·tive·ly, adverbre·cep·tiv·i·ty [ree-sep-tiv-i-tee], /ˌri sɛpˈtɪv ɪ ti/, re·cep·tive·ness, nounnon·re·cep·tive, adjectivenon·re·cep·tive·ly, adverb
non·re·cep·tive·ness, nounnon·re·cep·tiv·i·ty, nounun·re·cep·tive, adjectiveun·re·cep·tive·ly, adverbun·re·cep·tive·ness, nounun·re·cep·tiv·i·ty, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for receptive
And there is something provoking even in the outward signs that the mind is in a non-receptive state.
British Dictionary definitions for receptive
/ (rɪˈsɛptɪv) /
able to apprehend quickly
tending to receive new ideas or suggestions favourably
able to hold or receive
Derived forms of receptivereceptively, adverbreceptivity (ˌriːsɛpˈtɪvɪtɪ) or receptiveness, noun
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