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Responsiveness   /rɪspˈɑnsɪvnəs/   Listen

Responsive to stimulation.  Synonym: reactivity.
The quality of being responsive; reacting quickly; as a quality of people, it involves responding with emotion to people and events.

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"Responsiveness" Quotes from Famous Books

... student at Vaucluse, of the future which they should achieve together. It seemed to him only necessary for him to show her his point of view to have her adopt it as her own; and he believed, building on her buoyancy and responsiveness of disposition, that nothing he might propose would be beyond ...
— Different Girls • Various

... prayer, a man, on kneeling or standing to pray, will do well to spend a short time first in silence and recollection, waiting in stillness upon GOD, remembering His presence, His holiness, His love, and His responsiveness to His children's cry. Let him next make an act of adoration, spoken or unspoken, and invoke GOD the Holy Spirit to enable him to pray aright. Then let him pour out before GOD all that is in his heart, his troubles, his anxieties, ...
— Religious Reality • A.E.J. Rawlinson

... silence and the changing expressions of the crowd about the old man, I was suddenly reminded of a company of people I had recently seen. They were gathered in one of the parlours of a women's college, and their serious young faces had, habitually, none of the childlike responsiveness of the Italian populace; they were suggestive, rather, of a daily experience which precluded over-much surprise or curiosity about anything. In the midst of the group stood a frail-looking woman with bright eyes. She was telling a story, a children's story, ...
— How to Tell Stories to Children - And Some Stories to Tell • Sara Cone Bryant

... as if, after all, it wasn't easy to begin, even in the face of this responsiveness. She thought he looked rather odd. His eyes had a queer, dazed look, as if he had been drinking heavily or as ...
— The Dark Tower • Phyllis Bottome

... children becomes deeply interested in them. Their helplessness during their early years appeals warmly to sympathy; their acute desire to learn and their responsiveness to suggestion make teaching a delight; their loyalty and devotion warm the heart and inspire the wish to do the things that count for most. Everything combines to increase a sense of responsibility and to make the elders active in bringing ...
— Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10 - The Guide • Charles Herbert Sylvester

Words linked to "Responsiveness" :   irritability, sensitiveness, sensitivity, responsive, quality, sensibility, unresponsiveness, excitability

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