Definitions

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  • adj. Not responding; unresponsive.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ responding

Examples

  • And, if the ball is mistakenly dropped at the unresponding backside of the owner, the dog has an arsenal of attention-getters to employ, followed by relentless gaze alterations—looking at the face of the human holding the ball, and looking back at the ball in quick succession.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • Very pale, and with her large eyes fixed not so much upon Mary as upon vistas of unresponding blankness, Katharine addressed herself also not so much to Mary as to the unrelenting spirit which now appeared to mock her from every quarter of her survey.

    Night and Day, by Virginia Woolf

  • She stared back, her blue eyes fixed and wide, the pupils huge and unresponding to the shadows of the men stooping over her.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • The spirit of romance would have indicated another course, far more flowery and inviting; it would have fashioned a paramount hero, kept faithfully with him, and made him supremely worshipful; he should have been an idol, and not a mute, unresponding idol either; but this would have been unlike real LIFE — inconsistent with truth — at variance with probability.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • He contented himself with barking at the unresponding child that he would be back, and bustled heavily down the stairs, his big leather coat flapping madly behind him.

    The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

  • As she lay there unresponding, Conan searched for words by which to soothe her inner hurt.

    Conan The Warlord

  • A strange arrow of metal caught the impulse, and deep in this ship's heart installations which had been silent and unresponding for centuries were activated.

    Merlin's Mirror

  • Deaf ears, that would not hear His voice, blind eyes, that saw no beauty in Him that they should desire Him, unresponding lips that would give Him no invitation -- these were all that the Lord had met with.

    Grace Darling Heroine of the Farne Islands

  • Agust-n wheeled beside him, kicking his soft-heeled, canvas shoes against the stiff, unresponding belly of one of the horses Pablo had recruited in the night.

    For Whom The Bell Tolls

  • Agustín wheeled beside him, kicking his soft-heeled, canvas shoes against the stiff, unresponding belly of one of the horses Pablo had recruited in the night.

    For Whom The Bell Tolls

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