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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unresponsive mean? 

UNRESPONSIVE (adjective)
  The adjective UNRESPONSIVE has 3 senses:

1. not responding to some influence or stimulus
2. aloof or indifferent
3. not susceptible to suggestion or influence

  Familiarity information: UNRESPONSIVE used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

UNRESPONSIVE (adjective)

Sense 1unresponsive [BACK TO TOP]


Not responding to some influence or stimulus


refractory (temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli)


insensitive (not responsive to physical stimuli)

insensitive (deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive)


responsive (readily reacting to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion)

Sense 2unresponsive [BACK TO TOP]


Aloof or indifferent

Context example:

was unresponsive to her passionate advances


cool (psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike)

Sense 3unresponsive [BACK TO TOP]


Not susceptible to suggestion or influence


insusceptible; unsusceptible (not susceptible to)

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