Definition of unresponsive in English:



  • Not responsive.

    ‘these symptoms may be unresponsive to conventional treatment’
    • ‘The crowd were utterly unresponsive, in fact most got up and walked away.’
    • ‘But he is understood to have been unresponsive to most of the letters and calls.’
    • ‘She suffered from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and was largely unresponsive and he knew she could put up no resistance.’
    • ‘The latter acts as a very slow brake, or a very unresponsive gas pedal on the economy.’
    • ‘The controls are sluggish and unresponsive, which when you're trying to pull off a series of trick moves is just unforgivable.’
    • ‘The shocked driver saw Patrick was unconscious and unresponsive and another motorist dialled 999.’
    • ‘Those of us who use council services know how slow they are to catch up with modern standards of customer service and how unresponsive they can be.’
    • ‘The beloved will never grow tired and grumpy, unresponsive and older, but will always be perfect.’
    • ‘Large companies are slow, bureaucratic, unresponsive and ineffective.’
    • ‘This may be a sign that it has fared better than its peers, or equally it could just mean that the company is set in its ways and unresponsive to market conditions.’
    • ‘In the current circumstances, this is an astonishingly bold, not to say unresponsive, strategy.’
    • ‘She found him lying on his back, rigid and unresponsive, with blue lips and apparently not breathing.’
    • ‘Wearing sunglasses, and with a baseball cap pulled low over his face, he was almost as unresponsive as his coach on Friday.’
    • ‘Her condition worsened, she became unresponsive and the bruising spread further down her face.’
    • ‘He would be normal on some days, and other days, completely unresponsive and moody.’
    • ‘Where demand is relatively unresponsive to price changes, demand is said to be inelastic with respect to price.’
    • ‘When songwriting, he feels he undergoes some sort of chemical change which makes him detached and unresponsive once outside the office.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I'm not the only one dealing with bullies and an unresponsive school system.’
    • ‘He was on morphine, and not himself - unresponsive to stimuli, and seemingly in pain.’
    sullen, sulky, gloomy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, in a bad mood, dour, surly, sour, glum, moody, unsmiling, humourless, uncommunicative, taciturn, unresponsive, unsociable, scowling, glowering, ill-humoured, sombre, sober, saturnine, pessimistic, lugubrious, eeyorish, mournful, melancholy, melancholic, doleful, miserable, dismal, depressed, dejected, despondent, downcast, unhappy, low-spirited, in low spirits, low, with a long face, blue, down, fed up, grumpy, irritable, churlish, cantankerous, crotchety, cross, crabbed, crabby, grouchy, testy, snappish, peevish, crusty, waspish
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