Definition of unresponsive in English:

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unresponsive

Pronunciation: /ˌənrəˈspänsiv/

adjective

Not responsive: these symptoms may be unresponsive to conventional treatment
More example sentences
  • The beloved will never grow tired and grumpy, unresponsive and older, but will always be perfect.
  • She found him lying on his back, rigid and unresponsive, with blue lips and apparently not breathing.
  • The only time I've seen them look more glum is when they attempted to gee up an unresponsive crowd while supporting Travis earlier this year.

Derivatives

unresponsively

adverb
Example sentences
  • Midnight struck, and I was somehow still alone, as they dozed at my side unresponsively.
  • But when Matthew simply stood there unresponsively, she pursed her lips together and gently led him to the nearest chair.
  • Normally, such counter pointed laser light beams would just unresponsively pass through each other, Gauthier said.

unresponsiveness

noun
Example sentences
  • Until now, tests have only been carried out when parents have become concerned at their child's unresponsiveness - by which time the damage could already have been done
  • Then it happened, and our tepid prehistory was, quite literally, forgotten beyond a lingering embarrassment at my own callow unresponsiveness.
  • First, the excessive concentration of arbitrary powers, inclusive of the supervision of the police, in the hands of appointed sub-sovereigns with no local roots contributed to unresponsiveness and inertia.

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Syllabification: un·re·spon·sive

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