/ɪrəˈspɒnsɪv/ (say iruh'sponsiv)

not responsive; not responding, or not responding readily, as in speech, action, or feeling.
irresponsiveness, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Irresponsive — Ir re*spon sive, a. Not responsive; not able, ready, or inclined to respond. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irresponsive — index unresponsive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • irresponsive — [ir΄ri spän′siv, ir΄i spän′siv] adj. not responsive irresponsiveness n …   English World dictionary

  • irresponsive — adjective Date: circa 1846 not responsive; especially not able, ready, or inclined to respond • irresponsiveness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • irresponsive — irresponsiveness, n. /ir i spon siv/, adj. not responsive; not responding, or not responding readily, as in speech, action, or feeling. [1840 50; IR 2 + RESPONSIVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • irresponsive — adjective That does not respond to stimuli …   Wiktionary

  • irresponsive — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. taciturn, unmoved, unresponsive; see indifferent 1 , unconcerned …   English dictionary for students

  • irresponsive — ir·re·spon·sive || ‚ɪrɪ spÉ‘nsɪv / spÉ’n adj. not responding, not reacting; not answering …   English contemporary dictionary

  • irresponsive — adjective not responsive. Derivatives irresponsiveness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • irresponsive — adj 1. uncommunicative, reticent, reserved, secretive, taciturn, unconversable, quiet; silent, mum, mute, close mouthed. 2. indifferent, unconcerned, unresponsive, uninterested, incurious, uninquisitive; aloof, removed, detached, withdrawn. 3.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • irresponsive — ir·responsive …   English syllables

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