What does sensitive mean?

Definitions for sensitive
ˈsɛn sɪ tɪvsen·si·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. medium, spiritualist, sensitive(adj)

    someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead

    "he consulted several mediums"

  2. sensitive(adj)

    responsive to physical stimuli

    "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light"

  3. sensitive(adj)

    being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others

    "sensitive to the local community and its needs"

  4. sensible, sensitive(adj)

    able to feel or perceive

    "even amoeba are sensible creatures"; "the more sensible parts of the skin"

  5. sensitive, sore, raw, tender(adj)

    hurting

    "the tender spot on his jaw"

  6. sensitive(adj)

    of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security

Wiktionary

  1. sensitive(Noun)

    One with a paranormal sensitivity to something that most cannot perceive.

    Etymology: From sensitif, from sensitivus.

  2. sensitive(Adjective)

    Having the faculty of sensation; pertaining to the senses.

    Etymology: From sensitif, from sensitivus.

  3. sensitive(Adjective)

    Responsive to stimuli.

    Etymology: From sensitif, from sensitivus.

  4. sensitive(Adjective)

    Of a person, easily offended, upset or hurt.

    My friend Max is very sensitive; he cried today because of the bad news.

    Etymology: From sensitif, from sensitivus.

  5. sensitive(Adjective)

    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.

    Etymology: From sensitif, from sensitivus.

  6. sensitive(Adjective)

    Accurate (instrument)

    Etymology: From sensitif, from sensitivus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sensitive(adj)

    having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul

    Etymology: [F. sensitif. See Sense.]

  2. Sensitive(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [F. sensitif. See Sense.]

  3. Sensitive(adj)

    having a capacity of being easily affected or moved; as, a sensitive thermometer; sensitive scales

    Etymology: [F. sensitif. See Sense.]

  4. Sensitive(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [F. sensitif. See Sense.]

  5. Sensitive(adj)

    serving to affect the sense; sensible

    Etymology: [F. sensitif. See Sense.]

  6. Sensitive(adj)

    of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation

    Etymology: [F. sensitif. See Sense.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. sensitive

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sensitive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2785

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sensitive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3992

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sensitive' in Adjectives Frequency: #372

How to pronounce sensitive?

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How to say sensitive in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sensitive in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sensitive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sensitive in a Sentence

  1. Pawel Krzysiek:

    Basically we'll be crossing from the territory controlled by one side to the territory controlled by another, as you can imagine it is always a very, very sensitive operation.

  2. Anna Amimour:

    He was a nice person, a sensitive person, a bit shy but somebody you can rely on. He was generous, someone who loved to laugh and joke, a cheeky little boy.

  3. John Carmichael:

    You have to be sensitive to that, and you have to acknowledge that.

  4. Peter Earnest:

    They were meant to be sleepers, typically an illegal sent to another country is a sleeper. He or she is available to handle a very sensitive asset, or in the case of wartime, or some sort of confrontation, be available.

  5. Lindsey Graham:

    I'm pro-life. The most tragic thing in the world is for a woman to be raped, a child, a pregnancy caused by rape. I'm very pro-life, (but) I can't go there, I can't tell that woman you gotta carry that child, i'm very pro-life, that's a sensitive issue, but I think in a general election that will be a hard sell.

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