V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. open and willing to accept new ideas or opinions; 2. able to learn something relatively quickly; 3. able and willing to receive something

Synonyms: open, responsive, amenable, interested, accepting, able, willing

Antonyms: closed, unresponsive, unable, unwilling

Tips: Receptive originates from the Latin recipere and is closely related to the word receive. When you are receptive, you are able and willing to openly receive something. A person who is receptive is open.

Usage Examples:

I was happy that he was so receptive to my ideas. (open, responsive)

She seemed to have already made up her mind and wasn't receptive to my proposal at all. (open, responsive)

My body wasn't receptive to the medication, and I had an allergic reaction to it. (willing to accept, responsive)

He was not receptive to anyone's suggestions and stubbornly went about things his own way. (open, accepting)

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