un-receptive

receptive

[ri-sep-tiv]
adjective
1.
having the quality of receiving, taking in, or admitting.
2.
able or quick to receive knowledge, ideas, etc.: a receptive mind.
3.
willing or inclined to receive suggestions, offers, etc., with favor: a receptive listener.
4.
of or pertaining to reception or receptors: a receptive end organ.
5.
(in language learning) of or pertaining to the language skills of listening and reading (opposed to productive ).

Origin:
1540–50; < Medieval Latin receptīvus. See reception, -ive

receptively, adverb
receptivity [ree-sep-tiv-i-tee] , receptiveness, noun
nonreceptive, adjective
nonreceptively, adverb
nonreceptiveness, noun
nonreceptivity, noun
unreceptive, adjective
unreceptively, adverb
unreceptiveness, noun
unreceptivity, noun


3. amenable, hospitable, responsive, open.
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receptive (rɪˈsɛptɪv)
 
adj
1.  able to apprehend quickly
2.  tending to receive new ideas or suggestions favourably
3.  able to hold or receive
 
re'ceptively
 
adv
 
receptivity
 
n
 
re'ceptiveness
 
n

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receptive
1540s, from M.L. receptivus, from L. recipere (see receive).
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