nonresponsive

adjective
non·re·spon·sive | \ ˌnän-ri-ˈspän(t)-siv \

Definition of nonresponsive 

1 : not giving response : not responsive a nonresponsive police force

2 : not adequately addressing or meeting the requirements contained in a request for competitive bids on a contract deemed the bid to be nonresponsive and rejected it

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Though the patient was initially nonresponsive, his heart rate suddenly jumped and grew stronger as the ceremony progressed. Guest Columnist/cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Hospice and palliative experts extend family doctor's care at end of life: Dr. Walter George (Opinion)," 15 Apr. 2018 But over the past six months, MoviePass has invited a broad range of complaints, ranging from long waits for membership cards and nonresponsive customer service to specific theaters and movies being unexpectedly blacked out. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "As MoviePass Explodes, Its Growing Pains Hurt Subscribers," 7 Mar. 2018 As in previous reviews of this system in various Jaguar Land Rover products, the infotainment system proved irritating to use and prone to glitches such as frozen screens, nonresponsive touch buttons, and so on. Kevin A. Wilson, Car and Driver, "2017 Jaguar XF 20d Diesel AWD," 11 July 2017 A third company’s bid was rejected by the city as nonresponsive to the request for proposals. Steve Vockrodt, kansascity, "Independence leaning toward high bidder to tear down Missouri City Power Plant," 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of nonresponsive

1845 , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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