from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The character or state of being unresponsive.
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- noun The state of being
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events
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(Caregivers of children who may have potentially life threatening signs and symptoms, such as unresponsiveness, or respiratory distress and/or cyanosis [blue-colored skin], should be instructed to dial 911.)
They can include: difficulty breathing sweating while nursing or taking a bottle poor weight gain irritability, lethargy or unresponsiveness (the baby seems “out of it”)
To those who value the independence of nations or who see world government as a recipe for gross inefficiency and unresponsiveness if not tyranny, and who can bear the tension of a cold peace, the abolition project is to be resisted.
How the End Begins Ron Rosenbaum 2011
Again, government unresponsiveness, etc play a role that anti-immigrants curiously refuse to acknowledge.
Symptoms usually appear within the first days of life, and may include: rapid breathing or shortness of breath more sleepiness than normal rapid heart rate difficulty nursing or feeding unresponsiveness (the baby seems “out of it”) skin appears gray in lower body cool feet and legs
ISS's Ms. Bowie said the company's record of unresponsiveness to shareholder concerns and its board members' staggered terms factored in her firm's decision.
Chesapeake CEO Faces Storm Daniel Gilbert 2011
Based on the data it looks like they've hopefully gotten their act together since then, but their general unresponsiveness to the problem makes me unwilling to buy from them again regardless. daisyheadmaisie
Signs and symptoms include: blue or purple tint to lips, skin and nails (cyanosis) poor eating and poor weight gain rapid breathing or shortness of breath profuse sweating, especially with feeding more sleepiness than normal unresponsiveness (the baby seems "out of it") heart murmur - the heart sounds abnormal when a doctor listens with a stethoscope
Truncus Arteriosus 2009
Investors involved in the $600 million syndicated loan say they have been surprised by the unresponsiveness of the Vietnamese government to their concerns.
Faith in Vietnam Falls With Shipmaker James Hookway 2011
Also, uncommon, but occurring on occasion was a state of unresponsiveness or collapse.