from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Exhibiting a lack of responsiveness.

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  • adj. Not responsive; unreactive.
  • adj. Indifferent or apathetic; emotionless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not responsive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. aloof or indifferent
  • adj. not susceptible to suggestion or influence
  • adj. not responding to some influence or stimulus


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  • In fact, only a small fraction of such treatments have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and virtually all the diseases that can be treated with such cells are blood diseases, while diseases of virtually every other organ remain unresponsive to adult stem cells.

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  • And later, people with autism are often described as unresponsive, even unaware.

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  • I have a client now who probably wouldn't use the word unresponsive, but he would say he never reaches me on the phone.

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  • Nurse practitioner Tamara Dixon said Wednesday that 51-year-old Jordan Adam Criado is in guarded but stable condition and on a mechanical respirator to be sure he has no breathing problems while he is in what is called an unresponsive state. rss feed

  • In June, the State Department regularly dubbed unresponsive by the Kennedy folk drafted a high-priority statement concerning Berlin and sent it promptly to the White House for review, only to have it end up in the safe of Ralph Dungan, one of Kennedys special assistants, who then went off on a two-week holiday.

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  • These issues may allow a remote privileged user with real IP addressesor subnet to easily cause certain network services on the affectedsystem to become unresponsive, which is a type of Denial of Service (DoS).

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  • Zsa Zsa Gabor, 93, has been taken to UCLA Medical Center after her husband said he found her "unresponsive" this morning.

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  • This is the kind of unresponsive government you will get, voting for Senator McCain.

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  • Mr. Cestero said LNR was "unresponsive" and "obstructionist" — and the city has unleashed a wave of code violations on the Milbank properties.

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  • Leaders of the Jewish community of Switzerland are deeply concerned about the sharp rise in anti-Semitic acts there, with little reprieve from "unresponsive" Swiss authorities, according to the general secretary of the Swiss Anti-Defamation League CICAD, Johanne Gurfinkiel.

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