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English adjective: receptive

1. receptive open to arguments, ideas, or change

SamplesReceptive to reason and the logic of facts.


Antonymsimperviable, impervious

2. receptive ready or willing to receive favorably

SamplesReceptive to the proposals.


Similaracceptant, acceptive, admissive, assimilative, hospitable


3. receptive of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system

SamplesSensory neurons.

Synonymscentripetal, sensory


Antonymsefferent, motorial

4. receptive able to absorb liquid (not repellent)

SamplesThe paper is ink-receptive.

Similarabsorbent, absorptive

Antonymsnonabsorbent, nonabsorptive

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