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irresponsive

[ir-i-spon-siv] /ˌɪr ɪˈspɒn sɪv/
adjective
1.
not responsive; not responding, or not responding readily, as in speech, action, or feeling.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; ir-2 + responsive
Related forms
irresponsiveness, noun
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Examples for irresponsive
  • Failing to update activators for long periods of time causes workers to become bored with, and irresponsive to activators.
British Dictionary definitions for irresponsive

irresponsive

/ˌɪrɪˈspɒnsɪv/
adjective
1.
not responsive
Derived Forms
irresponsively, adverb
irresponsiveness, noun
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irresponsive in Medicine

irresponsive ir·re·spon·sive (ĭr'ĭ-spŏn'sĭv)
adj.

  1. Not responsive, as to treatment or stimuli.

  2. Not responding or answering readily.

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