responsive

adjective
re·​spon·​sive | \ ri-ˈspän(t)-siv How to pronounce responsive (audio) \

Definition of responsive

1 : giving response : constituting a response : answering a responsive glance responsive aggression
2 : quick to respond or react appropriately or sympathetically : sensitive
3 : using responses a responsive liturgy

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Other Words from responsive

responsively adverb
responsiveness noun

Examples of responsive in a Sentence

The patient was not responsive to the treatment. The store is very responsive to the needs of its customers.
Recent Examples on the Web The coaches did that, but as importantly, the players were so responsive to that. Scott Patsko, cleveland, "Kevin Stefanski discusses offseason training, preseason planning in conference call: Transcript," 25 June 2020 However much Venezuela deserves a responsive and democratic government, neither Bolton nor Trump seems interested in exploring the reasons U.S. policy did not achieve it. Patrick Iber, The New Republic, "John Bolton’s Accidentally Unflattering Self-Portrait," 25 June 2020 Steering is responsive, and there’s very little body roll, squat or dive in fast curves, acceleration and braking. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Mercedes’s new small SUV a winner, despite goofy driver-assist feature," 24 June 2020 So the Mini Cooper SE feels properly jaunty, quick and responsive. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "The new electric Mini Cooper is a blast. Too bad it's also impractical," 24 June 2020 And the district has offered professional development in culturally responsive teaching practices. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "As unrest grips the nation, MPS hopes to bolster its ethnic studies and Black Lives Matter programming," 4 June 2020 The keys are responsive and bouncy, and my fingers travel well across them. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro mini-review: A vast improvement," 30 May 2020 Responding officers administered two rounds of Narcan to help the man become responsive. cleveland, "Price of Kool-Aid has much to do about theft: South Euclid Police Blotter," 18 June 2020 Officers responded to a report of a non-responsive two-year-old boy around 7:20 p.m., according to a release of the Ross Township Police Department. Michael Baldwin, Cincinnati.com, "2-year-old boy in Butler County, Ohio, dies from drowning, police say," 13 June 2020

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First Known Use of responsive

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Jul 2020

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“Responsive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/responsive. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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responsive

adjective
How to pronounce responsive (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of responsive

: reacting in a desired or positive way
: quick to react or respond

responsive

adjective
re·​spon·​sive | \ ri-ˈspän-siv How to pronounce responsive (audio) \

Kids Definition of responsive

1 : showing interest He was not responsive to our invitation.
2 : quick to respond in a sympathetic way The store is responsive to its customer's needs.

Other Words from responsive

responsively adverb
responsiveness noun

responsive

adjective
re·​spon·​sive | \ ri-ˈspän(t)-siv How to pronounce responsive (audio) \

Medical Definition of responsive

: making a response especially : responding to treatment pain responsive to opioids

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