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Unresponsiveness   Listen

The quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events.  Synonym: deadness.  "In an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away"

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"Unresponsiveness" Quotes from Famous Books

... apparently unheeding her unresponsiveness, rose quickly, shook himself together, and suddenly burst into a mighty laughter that is best comparable to the inextinguishable species of the blessed gods. He laughed in arpeggios, peal on peal, crescendo and diminuendo, until, finally, he flung himself down on ...
— Flamsted quarries • Mary E. Waller

... of comrades, full of his work, but always ready to enjoy somebody else's success, and speaking about his own as if it were billiards or bridge. His renown had not intoxicated him, and he would have been quite unconscious of it had he not sometimes felt that unresponsiveness on the part of others which is the price of glory: anything like jealousy hurt him as if it had been his first discovery of evil. In Kipling's Jungle Book, Mowgli, the man cub, noticing that the ...
— Georges Guynemer - Knight of the Air • Henry Bordeaux

... me," Meeteetse started to say, in nowise disconcerted by the unresponsiveness of ...
— 'Me-Smith' • Caroline Lockhart

... to Philadelphia. The unresponsiveness of my large audience was more than made up for by the kindness of my chairman, Mr. George Gibbs, the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ridgeway, and the friendliness of the reporters. I doubt if my English was understood, in spite of being informed that I could be ...
— My Impresssions of America • Margot Asquith

... illusion lasted; but as soon as her eyes were opened her sight became very keen indeed. And he, believing himself always successful in throwing dust in her eyes, fancied that her wistful look, her occasional unresponsiveness to his caresses, proceeded from physical causes only, and would ...
— Name and Fame - A Novel • Adeline Sergeant

Words linked to "Unresponsiveness" :   responsiveness, deadness, quality, frigidity, resistance, unresponsive, frigidness

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