Adjective "responsive" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Reacting quickly and positively.
  1. 'It also provides motivational strategies which an educator can incorporate into the instruction plan to make it responsive to the interests and needs of students.'
  2. 'Opportunities for efficiency of scale are greatest with this type of structure, but, obviously, it is the least flexible and least responsive to local conditions.'
  3. 'A key element in this regard is the presence of farm enterprises that are flexible and responsive to the rapidly changing opportunities in today's economy.'
  4. 'Once a system of school choice is established, it should remain flexible and responsive to parental demand.'
  5. 'Demanding time scales require logistic units to set up quickly with the minimum deployment footprint yet remain responsive to rapidly changing operational needs.'
  6. 'Two things are urgently needed to plan an acceptable, responsive, and effective service for sick doctors.'
  7. 'Left-handers seem to be more acutely sensitive and responsive to novelty than right handers.'
  8. 'An effective staffing plan is flexible and responsive to short-term and long-term patient and organizational demands.'
  9. 'Your character moves quickly and is responsive to all controller commands.'
  10. 'They are metabolically active and extremely sensitive and responsive to rapid changes in the microenvironment about the leaf.'
  11. 'our most enthusiastic and responsive students'
  12. 'In addition to establishing caring, respectful relationships with students, culturally responsive classroom managers work to create a sense of community.'
  13. 'Ethan, her eldest brother, had called her at home and she had been responsive and quick to answer him.'
  14. 'Although students may not be formally assessed upon the quality of their contributions, conscientious, responsive individuals and analytically minded students are noticed by tutors.'
  15. 'Specifically, across cultures women have been shown to be on average more emotionally responsive, more socially attuned, and more verbally gifted than men.'
  16. 'His stance was gentle, respectful, calm, centered, attuned, and responsive.'
  17. 'The faculty at my alma mater were excited by their scholarly concerns and eager to share their questions and insights with any responsive student.'
  18. 'Now, of course, not all students are so responsive, nor are results achieved overnight.'
  19. 'An enlightened consumer not only protects his interest, but also acts as a responsible and responsive customer, and an asset to the society.'
  20. 'a mobile-friendly responsive layout'
  21. 'When creating a responsive website you also need to accommodate Retina images into them.'
  22. 'We create websites using responsive web design and a Mobile First strategy.'
  23. 'We are considering making our site responsive in order to accommodate the ever increasing number of mobile visitors.'
  24. 'Create a custom widget to display responsive images.'
In response; answering.
  1. 'Sometimes a friendly smile or responsive nod will suffice.'
  2. 'The trigger return spring is an optional part, and the frame provided a short, crisp, responsive pull without it, so it was not used for this review.'
  3. '"Exactly," Cyril answered, with a responsive nod.'
  4. 'That was not a responsive answer to the question.'
  5. 'Twiddling a needle in these special points helps to identify the right spot, as a trained acupuncturist feels a tiny responsive tug on the needle.'
  6. 'I was met with a stiff child, no answering or responsive hug, no acknowledgement and a blank stare into space.'
  7. 'We then will read a Psalm or other piece of responsive liturgy. After that, we will go into the more contemporary part of our service.'


1. responding especially readily and sympathetically to appeals, efforts, influences, etc.: a responsive government.

2. Physiology. acting in response, as to some stimulus.

3. characterized by the use of responses: responsive worship.

More examples(as adjective)

"services can be responsive to needs."

"committees can be responsive in schools."

"people can be responsive to suggestions."

"prices can be responsive to newses."

"places can be responsive to places."

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