unresponsive

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unresponsive not responding to some influence or stimulus
    • adj unresponsive not susceptible to suggestion or influence
    • adj unresponsive aloof or indifferent "was unresponsive to her passionate advances"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unresponsive Not responsive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unresponsive not responsive
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Usage

In literature:

Never, thought Herbert and Brenda, had they met such queer, unresponsive children.
"Queensland Cousins" by Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
It seems as if the heavens were brass, or that they themselves were unresponsive.
"Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers" by Bhakta Vishita
She bore down on him, and shook his unresponsive hand heartily.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The unresponsiveness melted away.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
She says there are men who're not so unresponsive as you are, but Arthur has never been into the North to get frozen.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
They were unresponsive to a man.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 5th, 1914" by Various
Otherwise, she was unmoved, unresponsive to the open threat of what he had said.
"No Clue" by James Hay
She is disobedient, she is unresponsive.
"The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
He sat unresponsive, looking wiser than ever, but still unspeakably wise.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 20, 1893" by Various
It made a picture whose beauty might have impressed the most unresponsive.
"The Trail to Yesterday" by Charles Alden Seltzer
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In poetry:

I know, alas, their towering forms
Of unresponsive rocks and snow
Are heartless as their wintry storms,
And heed not if I come or go;
"At Hochfinstermunz" by John Lawson Stoddard
No unresponsive soul had heard
That plaintive note's appealing,
So deeply "Home Sweet Home" had stirred
The hidden founts of feeling.
"Music In Camp" by John Reuben Thompson
Unhappy craft of Daedalus reborn,
That liest prone with white wings torn,
And, like some giant prehistoric bird, with throb-
bing sound
Doest beat they wings on unresponsive ground. Forlorn! Forlorn!
"The Wrecked Aeroplane" by Leon Gellert

In news:

Unresponsive children rescued from burning home.
Firefighters save 2 unresponsive children in 2-alarm blaze.
FORT HOOD, Texas — Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive in her barracks room Sept 20.
Suspect in Pikesville couple's deaths found unresponsive in Oklahoma.
HAVERHILL — A young boy was found unresponsive at the Portland Street playground this afternoon, police said.
A 16-year-old boy has returned to football camp after being found unresponsive .
Romney calls Obama " unresponsive ".
Man found shot, unresponsive near Green Lake.
Elected state school board has proved unresponsive to public.
Soldier Found Unresponsive In Barracks Room Dies.
Toddler Found Unresponsive at Mason Inn, Dies at Hospital.
According to the Sheriff's Department, his mother found him unresponsive.
Eloise Arnold, 84, died shortly after being found unresponsive on June 30.
McQuen Forbush's girlfriend found him unresponsive on the apartment's bedroom floor Saturday afternoon.
The Meridian Police Department said in a statement Sunday the man's girlfriend found him unresponsive Saturday on the bedroom floor.
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In science:

The unresponsiveness is known as principle of Le Chatelier or Goodhart’s law [130], according to which a complex system tends to counteract external control attempts.
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
Application times of greater than 30 seconds or an unresponsive browser than it might be better to stick with the traditional server-based image manipulation.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
An warning message of unresponsive or slow script appears.  The browser is unresponsive for more than 30 seconds or crashes.  100 photos have been loaded onto the webpage.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
While neutron-irradiated modules were in all cases well-behaved, proton-irradiated modules suffered from a significant fraction of digitally unresponsive pixels.
Prototype ATLAS IBL Modules using the FE-I4A Front-End Readout Chip
Following high levels of proton (as opposed to neutron) irradiation during initial studies, a significant fraction of pixels became digitally unresponsive.
Prototype ATLAS IBL Modules using the FE-I4A Front-End Readout Chip
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