Synonyms & Antonyms of responsive

1 producing or exhibiting a desired reaction to
  • The students were extremely responsive to the lecture and even stayed late to ask questions of the presenter.
  • Much to the doctor's surprise, the patient was not responsive to the therapy.

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2 inclined to act or respond readily or without hesitation
  • He bought a car with responsive steering.
  • The small business is always responsive to customer needs.

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The first known use of responsive was in the 15th century

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“Responsive.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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