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responsive (adj.)

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

updated on July 21, 2021

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Definitions of responsive from WordNet

responsive (adj.)
containing or using responses; alternating;
responsive reading
Synonyms: antiphonal
responsive (adj.)
readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion;
children are often the quickest and most responsive members of the audience
responsive (adj.)
reacting to a stimulus;
Synonyms: reactive
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