Definitions for sensitiveˈsɛn sɪ tɪv
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medium, spiritualist, sensitive(adj)
someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
"he consulted several mediums"
responsive to physical stimuli
"a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light"
being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others
"sensitive to the local community and its needs"
able to feel or perceive
"even amoeba are sensible creatures"; "the more sensible parts of the skin"
sensitive, sore, raw, tender(adj)
"the tender spot on his jaw"
of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security
One with a paranormal sensitivity to something that most cannot perceive.
Having the faculty of sensation; pertaining to the senses.
Responsive to stimuli.
Of a person, easily offended, upset or hurt.
My friend Max is very sensitive; he cried today because of the bad news.
Of an issue, capable of offending, upsetting or hurting.
Religion is often a sensitive topic of discussion and should be avoided when dealing with foreign business associates.
Origin: From sensitif, from sensitivus.
having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul
having quick and acute sensibility, either to the action of external objects, or to impressions upon the mind and feelings; highly susceptible; easily and acutely affected
having a capacity of being easily affected or moved; as, a sensitive thermometer; sensitive scales
readily affected or changed by certain appropriate agents; as, silver chloride or bromide, when in contact with certain organic substances, is extremely sensitive to actinic rays
serving to affect the sense; sensible
of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation
Origin: [F. sensitif. See Sense.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Requiring special protection from disclosure that could cause embarrassment, compromise, or threat to the security of the sponsoring power. May be applied to an agency, installation, person, position, document, material, or activity.
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Rank popularity for the word 'sensitive' in Adjectives Frequency: #372
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- citlivý, senzitivníCzech
- empfindlich, sensibelGerman
- sensitivo, sensible, susceptibleSpanish
- hunkibera, sentiberaBasque
- arkaluonteinen, herkkätunteinen, herkkä, arkaFinnish
- érzékeny, kényesHungarian
- sensibile, delicatoItalian
- 敏感, 繊細Japanese
- sensibil, simțitor, impresionabil, receptiv, de precizie, susceptibilRomanian
- щекотливый, чувствительный, ранимый, конфиденциальный, точный, чуткий, восприимчивыйRussian
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