V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. readily reacting to suggestion or influence; 2. showing emotion in response to something

Synonyms: reactive, receptive, open, amenable, sympathetic, impressionable

Antonyms: unresponsive, indifferent

Tips: When you respond to something or someone, you are being responsive. You can be responsive either through action or through the show of emotion, depending on what is warranted.

Usage Examples:

The responsive audience gave the comedian confidence. (amenable, receptive)

She was unresponsive to my questions, and I wasn't sure if she couldn't hear me or if she was ignoring me. (unreactive)

My body was responsive to the antibiotics, and I began to feel better almost immediately. (receptive)

My boss was surprisingly responsive to my complaints and promised to improve the situation shortly. (sympathetic, receptive)

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