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1. Not responsive, as to treatment or stimuli.
2. Not responding or answering readily.

ir′re·spon′sive·ly adv.
ir′re·spon′sive·ness n.


not responsive
ˌirreˈsponsively adv
ˌirreˈsponsiveness n


(ˌɪr ɪˈspɒn sɪv)

not responsive; not responding or ready to respond.
ir`re•spon′sive•ness, n.
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Elites have every reason to stigmatize these parties as racist or xenophobic or Islamophobic so as to turn the attention away from their own irresponsiveness.
In light of the Company's long term loss of shareholder value and the board's governance practices and irresponsiveness to shareholders, we believe Starboard has made a compelling case that election of all of its nominees is warranted.
The NAB has viewed this irresponsiveness seriously and reiterated to forward the necessary information by August 18, 2014 but no such information was forwarded to NAB despite the lapse of second deadline.
Hence, atypical presentation of hip or low back pain and its irresponsiveness to anti-inflammatory medication warrants further investigation.
NNA - 7/2/2012 "Future" Bloc wondered at the irresponsiveness by official and concerned authorities with the demands of Lebanese citizens to deploy Lebanese Army at the joint northern/ eastern borders with Syria, in protection of Lebanese villages and controlling frontiers.