unresponsive

unresponsive
UK [ˌʌnrɪˈspɒnsɪv] / US [ˌʌnrɪˈspɑnsɪv] adjective
1) not reacting in a suitable way to what people say or do
unresponsive to:

Helen has been unresponsive to all my suggestions.

2) unconscious, or dead
3) an unresponsive illness does not improve when doctors treat it
4) an unresponsive institution does not give people the help or service that they need

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • unresponsive — I adjective aloof, cold, cool, dispassionate, elusive, emotionless, evasive, impassive, inattentive, indifferent, insensitive, irresponsive, laconic, mum, mute, pitiless, reserved, reticent, secretive, taciturn, unanswering, uncommunicative,… …   Law dictionary

  • unresponsive — (adj.) 1660s, unable to reply, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + RESPONSIVE (Cf. responsive). Meaning not responding is from 1775. Related: Unresponsiveness …   Etymology dictionary

  • unresponsive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not responsive. DERIVATIVES unresponsively adverb unresponsiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unresponsive — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unresponsive — [[t]ʌ̱nrɪspɒ̱nsɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n An unresponsive person does not react or pay enough attention to something, for example to an urgent situation or to people s needs. [FORMAL] He was totally unresponsive to the pressing social… …   English dictionary

  • unresponsive — un|re|spon|sive [ ,ʌnrı spansıv ] adjective 1. ) not reacting in an appropriate way to what people say or do: unresponsive to: Helen has been unresponsive to all my suggestions. 2. ) unconscious or dead 3. ) an unresponsive illness does not… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unresponsive — un|res|pon|sive [ˌunrıˈspɔnsıv US rıˈspa:n ] adj not reacting to something or not affected by it unresponsive to ▪ The disease is totally unresponsive to conventional treatment. ▪ His warning fell on unresponsive ears (=was not listened to) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unresponsive — adj. unresponsive to * * * [ˌʌnrɪ spɒnsɪv] unresponsive to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unresponsive — adjective 1 not reacting to something or affected by it (+ to): The disease is unresponsive to conventional treatment. 2 not reacting to what people say to you: She remained still and unresponsive …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unresponsive — un·re·spon·sive .ən ri spän(t) siv adj not responsive (as to a stimulus or treatment) <an unresponsive ulcer> un·re·spon·sive·ness n …   Medical dictionary

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