Definition of Responsive

1. Adjective. Containing or using responses; alternating. "Antiphonal laughter"

Exact synonyms: Antiphonal
Partainyms: Antiphon, Response
Derivative terms: Antiphon, Antiphonal



2. Adjective. Readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion. "Children are often the quickest and most responsive members of the audience"
Similar to: Answering, Respondent
Also: Sensitive, Sensitive
Derivative terms: Respond, Responsiveness
Antonyms: Unresponsive

3. Adjective. Reacting to a stimulus. "The skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons"
Exact synonyms: Reactive
Similar to: Sensitive
Derivative terms: React, Reactivity

Definition of Responsive

1. a. That responds; ready or inclined to respond.

Definition of Responsive

1. Adjective. Answering, replying or responding. ¹

2. Adjective. Able to receive and respond to external stimuli. ¹

3. Adjective. Using antiphons; antiphonal. ¹

4. Adjective. Susceptible to the feelings of others. ¹

5. Adjective. (obsolete) Suited to something else; correspondent. ¹

6. Adjective. (obsolete) responsible ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Responsive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Responsive

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responsive (current term)
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Literary usage of Responsive

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1918)
"Similarly, D obtains one point for all 50 trials, both with and without the stimulation of highly responsive pressure spots. In 30 trials, R reports, ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"Answers must be responsive.—The questions put should be neither vague nor ambiguous.07 So the answers should be responsive, stating all facts called for, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1895)
"As before stated, the answer, when responsive to the allegation of the bill, ... But if the answer is not responsive, or sets up affirmative allegations of ..."

4. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1873)
"responsive WORSHIP.*—" This little book," as the writer modestly calls it, ... in the congregation under his care, of the responsive reading of the Psalms ..."

5. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1873)
"responsive WORSHIP.*—" This little book," as the writer modestly calls it, is a sermon, in a revised form, preached by Dr. Budington—whose name alone will ..."

6. Federal Equity Practice: A Treatise on the Pleadings Used and Practice by Thomas Atkins Street (1909)
"responsive Matter Not Impertinent. Matter responsive ... Exceptions were taken to the answer on the ground that parts of it were not responsive, ..."

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