Responsiveness means "being able to react quickly," like a sports car whose responsiveness makes it fun to drive, or a "responding with emotion," like the responsiveness of an audience at the concert of their all-time favorite singer.

Have you ever wondered if your friends were even listening while you poured your heart out? Think about their responsiveness, or how focused they were on your feelings and their own. Did their eyes well up when you started to cry? Or did they stare into space, waiting until you were finished so that they could talk? Responsiveness is a characteristic that shows how much someone cares.

Definitions of responsiveness

n the quality of being responsive; reacting quickly; as a quality of people, it involves responding with emotion to people and events

deadness, unresponsiveness
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
Type of:
an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

n responsive to stimulation

excitability, irritability
excessive sensitivity of an organ or body part
Type of:
sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity
(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation

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