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If we are not in the mood for it, we are unreceptive of Nature's impressions, and we are irresponsive.

"So disheartening," fell on Flora Macmichel's unreceptive ear.

Now, when she saw how unreceptive these two people were, she hoped he would not.

The force of Gillies' argument was not lost on the unreceptive Wallace.

But the glad message to one fell on the unreceptive ears of the other.

The sensorium is ‘unreceptive,’ so the idea does not reach consciousness.

One could not appeal to stone; they were hard, unreceptive, hostile; they would turn cold eyes upon his outburst.

Sometimes when your mood has been particularly, well, unreceptive, I have thought of going away so that I might write to you.

He turned right and left a brilliant countenance that had the glitter of frost-light; it sparkled and was unreceptive.

They fell still-born upon the unreceptive soil of European culture at that epoch.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Medieval Latin receptivus, from Latin recipere (see receive). Related: Receptivity.

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