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.

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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of responsive

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

OTHER WORDS FROM responsive

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responsive
/ (rɪˈspɒnsɪv) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of responsive

responsively, adverbresponsiveness, noun
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