Origin of receptive
Examples from the Web for receptive
And as luck would have it, a warm and receptive audience showed up that night.
It remains the receptive petri dish to any and all sorts of colonies of humanity that finally managed to find one another.Five Subreddits You May Have Missed, and Probably Still Should Give a Miss|Kelly Williams Brown|April 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The assembled crowd of about 50 in this Northwest Baltimore retirement castle have been receptive to her pitch.Could a Pro-Pot Lesbian Become the Next Governor of Maryland?|Jim Newell|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How receptive was everyone to the idea of you coming in to teach pie class?Inside Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet’s Sexy ‘Labor Day’ Pie Scene|Kevin Fallon|February 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And online, flattered men and women contacted by these matchmakers are receptive to the concept.Professional Matchmakers Build Business on Facebook|Nina Strochlic|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They were alike in this: they both loved books and were possessed of the eager, earnest, receptive mind.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
In this care-free and receptive mood I met men from many States of the Union and from many walks of life.The Affable Stranger|Peter McArthur
To awaken minds and to make them alert and receptive has been the aim in making the Bookshelf.
Is he at all receptive to the idea of making an occasional delivery in the outlying districts?If You're Going to Live in the Country|Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
About horror and pain making you receptive to whatever it was.The Jewels of Aptor|Samuel R. Delany
British Dictionary definitions for receptive
Word Origin and History for receptive
1540s, from Medieval Latin receptivus, from Latin recipere (see receive). Related: Receptivity.