especially readily and sympathetically to appeals, efforts, influences, etc.:
a responsive government.
, as to some stimulus.
characterized by the use of
late Middle English
receptive, understanding, sympathetic.
reacting or replying quickly or favourably, as to a suggestion, initiative, etc
(of an organism) reacting to a stimulus
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It is a system of government that can never be responsive to the majority of its citizens.
Politicians these days have to be more responsive to voters.
Touchscreen still not as responsive as other smartphones.
It usually is not responsive to chemotherapy, either.
UK is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.
On the other hand, the price of gold is much more responsive to monetary policy.
At the same time, the system is highly responsive to additional inputs that can easily reroute the message, he adds.
Molecules are heavier than atoms, which makes them less responsive to laser light.
The machined metal of the dedicated shutter button not only feels solid, but it's also responsive.
Many students feel pressure from those around them to be continually connected and responsive.
He attacked the corruption in the regime and urged that officials should be replaced by others more responsive to people's needs.
Don't confuse what happens on the top layer, which is responsive to basic weather, to the lower layers which are not.
The user interface is extremely smooth and responsive.
Even so, markets may not be as responsive as they used to be.
His replacement is responsive and really knows his stuff.
The actual process for shooting marbles is both easy, responsive and fun.
Despite steady tuition increases, many parents of current students are proving responsive to fund-raising efforts aimed at them.
All political parties agree that something should be done to make local government more responsive and more interesting.
The work further showed that the fewer receptors, the less responsive the animals were to morphine.
The screen is smooth, responsive and big enough to comfortably type on and access different widgets.
We also pride ourselves on being accountable and responsive to our donors.
You'll also notice the new interface is much faster and more responsive.
The humanoid machines have been equipped with ball-tracking technology and responsive limbs and could.
That's exactly how mapping software should be: immediately responsive and easy to use to keep up with you on the road.
First, sometimes you needed the patient conscious and responsive.
Bright, beautiful, highly responsive touchscreen with easy-on-the-eyes color temperature.
Also when part of the body is non responsive the brain acts as though that part of the body is still functioning.
With a uniquely shaded art style and great controls, this action-platform game feels responsive and pleasant.
If you want a faster, more responsive carmaker, add some horsepower.
They seemed much more responsive and enthusiastic than those who'd had their course sort of hijacked by job candidates.
In a connected home, gadgets should be both responsive and responsible.
The trackpad had drawn criticism for not being responsive enough.
And it intends to make sure that whatever state is left is more local, flexible and responsive to the people who pay for it.
However, as with any market where prices are set artificially, it is not responsive to consumer demand and thus not optimal.
To general surprise, the army has proved responsive to protesters' demands so far.
Technology helps to make public administration more open, more responsive and cleaner.
Public sensitivity has also forced zoos to become more responsive.
Intuitive to use, incredibly versatile and responsive.
The functions are super responsive and have helped me with the log books.
The sound was bright, alive, responsive to all registers and instruments.
Every node in the power grid should be awake, responsive and in communication with every other node.
People who come to treatment tend to have concurrent psychiatric illness, and they also tend to be less responsive to treatment.
He was looking a little better and was more responsive.
And any plan needs to be flexible and responsive, and invest in them.
Touch-responsive nano-generator films could power touch screens.
Robots that can sense human emotions could be much more responsive, the researchers say.
Companies always have to remain responsive to their customer bases.
Many citizens are so disheartened that they do not believe government has the capacity to be responsive to their needs.
Before putting journalism on trial, a more responsive standard of public interest should surely be applied.
Instead of being flexible and responsive, the existing structure is rigid and reactive.
His sense of entertainment simply made him that much quicker and more responsive than the rest of the audience.
If they are responsive, they are capable of communicating.
However because it was designed to meet both services' computing requirements, it became less responsive to serving users.
The tax credit creates a leaner government, which is more citizen and business responsive.
They're simple games and drawing programs, but they show that the resistive touchscreen actually works and is responsive.
The touchscreens are responsive and the displays are bright.
Steering was responsive and the brakes lacked the squishiness you often feel in hybrids.
All surfaces are displays responsive to people, context, and timing.
If you use a digitizer tablet, you'll find that your brushes are considerably more responsive.
Higher pressure makes the ride firmer and the steering more responsive.
That's partly because the government has become so acutely responsive to signs of distress.
It's super bright and responsive, and everything looks great on it so far.
If you make music the way they want to, they are responsive.
Responsive, fast, even tireless on long drives of hours.
It's brisk and responsive, feels great in your hand and does a lot of stuff.