(1) Not bad for a people commentators sometimes suggest may be pathologically unreceptive to democracy.(2) My interlocutors were and still are quite unreceptive to these arguments.(3) Oh I know, it's new music, it's challenging, the public is unreceptive to new music until they've heard it a dozen times over two decades.(4) Yet, brought to an extreme, a cohesive team can be complacent and unreceptive to new ideas that challenge the status quo.(5) However, the political attackers may be unreceptive to the views of the legal profession, as it is likely to be perceived that any rejoinders are made in self-interest or with an ulterior motive.(6) The problem, she felt, was that the editor who ran the news meetings appeared unreceptive to story ideas different from his own.(7) I could not understand why he so sincerely believed in a message which I had not written - indeed, was so besotted with the idea that he was completely unreceptive to all my protests against it.(8) But those of us who had to watch the game on the box he sounded more like a teacher instructing unreceptive pupils rather than internationals well-versed in the laws.(9) Technocracies are also unreceptive because they value too much the technical expertise and rational decision making of elite groups, thus failing to encourage the commitment, communication, and involvement of employees.(10) With the pressures of liberalization and internationalization, the man in power both lacked ways of actively solving these issues and was unreceptive to suggestions.(11) We are often told that establishment taste is parochial, obtuse and unreceptive to novelty.(12) What struck me most, however, given my day of finger-pointing, screwed-up faces and unreceptive ears, was how the speaker came to explain Pollock's work in the simplest of terms.(13) Those who shared their pain with unreceptive audiences felt worse than those who didn't talk at all, although not as good as those who shared their pain with a receptive audience.(14) Coarse advances toward potentially unreceptive acquaintances are incompatible with the dignity of one's position.(15) First, small firms form the seedbed for many, if not most, important innovations, in part because large firms are generally unreceptive to new ideas.(16) Some of this is not very good science and probably has the effect of making hardcore smokers cynical and unreceptive to change.