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Meaning of RECEPTIVE

Pronunciation:  ri'septiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system; "sensory neurons"
  2. [adj]  open to arguments, ideas, or change; "receptive to reason and the logic of facts"
  3. [adj]  ready or willing to receive favorably; "receptive to the proposals"

RECEPTIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: acceptant, acceptive, admissive, afferent, centripetal, hospitable, open to(p), pervious, sensory(a)
 Antonyms: unreceptive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*cep"tive\, a. [Cf. F. r['e]ceptif. See {Receive}.]
Having the quality of receiving; able or inclined to take in,
absorb, hold, or contain; receiving or containing; as, a
receptive mind.

      Imaginary space is receptive of all bodies. --Glanvill.