responsive

[ ri-spon-siv ]
/ rɪˈspɒn sɪv /

adjective

responding especially readily and sympathetically to appeals, efforts, influences, etc.: a responsive government.
Physiology. acting in response, as to some stimulus.
characterized by the use of responses: responsive worship.

Nearby words

  1. response variable,
  2. responser,
  3. responsibility,
  4. responsible,
  5. responsion,
  6. responsiveness,
  7. responsor,
  8. responsory,
  9. responsum,
  10. respray

Origin of responsive

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Late Latin word respōnsīvus. See response, -ive

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for unresponsive

unresponsive

/ (ˌʌnrɪˈspɒnsɪv) /

adjective

not reacting or responding to an action, question, suggestion, etc

responsive

/ (rɪˈspɒnsɪv) /

adjective

reacting or replying quickly or favourably, as to a suggestion, initiative, etc
(of an organism) reacting to a stimulus
Derived Formsresponsively, adverbresponsiveness, noun

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