responsive

adjective re·spon·sive \ ri-ˈspän(t)-siv \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

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

responsively

adverb

responsiveness

noun

Examples of responsive in a Sentence

  1. The patient was not responsive to the treatment.

  2. The store is very responsive to the needs of its customers.

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First Known Use of responsive

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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RESPONSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

responsive

Definition of responsive for English Language Learners

  • : reacting in a desired or positive way

  • : quick to react or respond


RESPONSIVE Defined for Kids

responsive

adjective re·spon·sive \ ri-ˈspän-siv \

Definition of responsive for Students

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.

responsively

adverb

responsiveness

noun

Medical Dictionary

responsive

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

medical Definition of responsive

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


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