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. Paul Piff:

    The more money you have, the more focused on yourself you become, and less-sensitive to the welfare of people around you.

  2. Otto Friedrichsen:

    By taking part in the consolidation, you effectively buy a pile of steel, but customers are not loyal in this business. So the big risk is that you are left with extra shipping capacity, while price-sensitive customers slip away, i don't think acquisitions is the way to go.

  3. Curtis Scaparrotti:

    I'm not suggesting that Turkey can't be trusted. But I am saying that you do take another risk ... with what is probably our most sensitive technology.

  4. Jeroen Dijsselbloem:

    That they’re all but broke, we knew already, but my message to the Greeks is then every time again : so then, work with us as quickly as possible on an adjustment to the program. Athens is hoping the finance ministers will approve its list and allow for the return of about 1.9 billion euros( $ 2.07 billion) in profits made by the European Central Bank on Greek bonds, the source familiar with the matter said. The source said Athens also expected the return of about 1.2 billion euros in cash left in the Greek bank bailout fund that was taken back by the euro zone last month - something euro zone officials said the euro zone bailout fund would discuss on Wednesday. Greece argues that its own bank rescue fund should have returned only 9.7 billion euros to the euro zone rather than 10.9 billion euros, since it had used its own cash reserve rather than EFSF bonds to make that recapitalization. Greek officials have not gone into detail about the latest reform list. Sakillarides said only it would not contain recessionary measures but structural changes. The reforms are deeply sensitive for leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who came to power in January pledging to end austerity policies but was forced to accept an extension to a hated bailout program under the threat of a banking collapse. Greece has received two bailouts totaling 240 billion euros since 2010 but its economy has shrunk by 25 percent partly due to austerity measures imposed by the lenders. One in four Greeks is out of work, and more than half of all young people. AIR CLEARED. Alexis Tsipras discussed the reforms with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday. Sakellaridis said that in a four-hour working dinner they discussed only the outline without going into depth. Both leaders voiced mutual goodwill during a visit that appeared to have cleared the air after weeks of public acrimony between Athens and Berlin. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after meeting Tsipras on Tuesday that an improved climate between the two countries would help start serious negotiations for a solution to Greece's debt problems. The Social Democrat politician told reporters this alone would not solve Greece's financial problems, but it was.

  5. Vivir Quintana:

    It's still not quite on his radar, but I think he can help us a lot, that he's a sensitive person.

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