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responsive

[ri-spon-siv] /rɪˈspɒn sɪv/
adjective
1.
responding especially readily and sympathetically to appeals, efforts, influences, etc.:
a responsive government.
2.
Physiology. acting in response, as to some stimulus.
3.
characterized by the use of responses:
responsive worship.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin respōnsīvus. See response, -ive
Related forms
responsively, adverb
hyperresponsive, adjective
hyperresponsively, adverb
hyperresponsiveness, noun
nonresponsive, adjective
nonresponsively, adverb
quasi-responsive, adjective
quasi-responsively, adverb
unresponsive, adjective
unresponsively, adverb
unresponsiveness, noun
Synonyms
1. receptive, understanding, sympathetic.
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British Dictionary definitions for hyper-responsive

responsive

/rɪˈspɒnsɪv/
adjective
1.
reacting or replying quickly or favourably, as to a suggestion, initiative, etc
2.
(of an organism) reacting to a stimulus
Derived Forms
responsively, adverb
responsiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for hyper-responsive

responsive

adj.

early 15c., "making answer," from Middle French responsif and directly from Late Latin responsivus "answering," from Latin respons-, past participle stem of respondere (see respond). Meaning "responding to influence or action" is from 1762. Related: Responsively; responsiveness.

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