unresponsiveness

[ ri-spon-siv ]SEE DEFINITION OF unresponsiveness

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Many young people were described as silent nihilists, persons who were characterized by unresponsiveness and vast indifference.

Irritated by her unresponsiveness, he grew almost impertinent.

She shook her head again and relapsed into unresponsiveness.

He told Theo all, and was vexed by her unresponsiveness to his new-born enthusiasm.

Full of the warmth of his own emotions, he failed to grasp the significance of her unresponsiveness.

He said no one knew the agonies he suffered at seeing his mother's disappointment over his apparent coldness and unresponsiveness.

Not even Bradley's unresponsiveness seemed to have a decided discouraging effect.

She made no reply and angered by her unresponsiveness he added sharply: "It's rather dangerous, you know."

With this apologia for Elodie's unresponsiveness, conscientiously recorded later by Andrew Lackaday, we will now proceed.

He glanced at Monck with the words, almost as if seeking sympathy; but Monck's face was masklike in its unresponsiveness.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "making answer," from Middle French responsif and directly from Late Latin responsivus "answering," from Latin respons-, past participle stem of respondere (see respond). Meaning "responding to influence or action" is from 1762. Related: Responsively; responsiveness.

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