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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.
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not responsive
ˌirreˈsponsively adv
ˌirreˈsponsiveness n
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(ˌɪr ɪˈspɒn sɪv)

not responsive; not responding or ready to respond.
ir`re•spon′sive•ness, n.
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During the meeting, Aoun also criticized the international community's inaction and the "irresponsiveness" of the U.N.
Mastitis is known for its reversion and irresponsiveness to treatment mainly due to development of antimicrobial resistance by mastitis-causing pathogens (Ali et al., 2016; Rahman et al., 2018b), and these resistant organisms can be shed in the environment (Adnan et al., 2017) or in milk (Ali et al., 2018; Aqib et al., 2017; Shamila-Syuhada et al., 2016; Rahman et al., 2018a, b) and thus could become a serious food poisoning issue as well.
Anwar clearly pointed out, 'the brazen display of incompetence, insensitivity and irresponsiveness by delusional party, CPC, leadership at all levels'.
While talking with journalists representatives of GSTA Badin said they had complained to DEO secondary Badin for several times against the clerk of the office for his illegal practice of bribe, corruption and irresponsiveness to the teachers in connection of legitimate and legal matters including promotions, transfers, time scales and others but he had always misbehaved the teachers.
He struggles for the discovery of his identity because he suffers from the insecurity implied in seeing the icy darkness of uniformity and irresponsiveness, in gazing into that senseless something without being rewarded a reciprocal gaze....
In the ACPO-NT group, only one patient underwent ileostomy because of irresponsiveness to nonsurgical treatment, whereas 32 patients in the ACPO-T group underwent ileostomy, colectomy, or colostomy.
In this respect, the distinction between life and death has come to be shown, over the years, through the cessation of breath, consciousness and irresponsiveness of the biological organs.
Despite a second dose, irresponsiveness is present in 3-4% of the patients.
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. If there are wide gaps at the heart of Europe, as the Economist Intelligence Unit reported this January, it is more between elites and citizens than between religious denominations
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.