Adjective "unresponsive" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not responsive.
  1. 'She suffered from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and was largely unresponsive and he knew she could put up no resistance.'
  2. 'The controls are sluggish and unresponsive, which when you're trying to pull off a series of trick moves is just unforgivable.'
  3. 'He would be normal on some days, and other days, completely unresponsive and moody.'
  4. 'Large companies are slow, bureaucratic, unresponsive and ineffective.'
  5. 'This may be a sign that it has fared better than its peers, or equally it could just mean that the company is set in its ways and unresponsive to market conditions.'
  6. 'In the current circumstances, this is an astonishingly bold, not to say unresponsive, strategy.'
  7. 'The crowd were utterly unresponsive, in fact most got up and walked away.'
  8. 'Where demand is relatively unresponsive to price changes, demand is said to be inelastic with respect to price.'
  9. 'I'm not the only one dealing with bullies and an unresponsive school system.'
  10. 'Her condition worsened, she became unresponsive and the bruising spread further down her face.'


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)

"people can be unresponsive to therapies."

"voters can be unresponsive to visions."

"systems can be unresponsive to changes."

"prices can be unresponsive to changes."

"practices can be unresponsive to needs."

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