What does sensitive mean?

Definitions for sensitive
ˈsɛn sɪ tɪvsen·si·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. medium, spiritualist, sensitiveadjective

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

    "he consulted several mediums"

  2. sensitiveadjective

    responsive to physical stimuli

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

  3. sensitiveadjective

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

    "sensitive to the local community and its needs"

  4. sensible, sensitiveadjective

    able to feel or perceive

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

  5. sensitive, sore, raw, tenderadjective

    hurting

    "the tender spot on his jaw"

  6. sensitiveadjective

    of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security

Wiktionary

  1. sensitivenoun

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

    Etymology: From sensitif, from sensitivus.

  2. sensitiveadjective

    Having the faculty of sensation; pertaining to the senses.

    Etymology: From sensitif, from sensitivus.

  3. sensitiveadjective

    Responsive to stimuli.

    Etymology: From sensitif, from sensitivus.

  4. sensitiveadjective

    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. sensitiveadjective

    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. sensitiveadjective

    Accurate (instrument)

    Etymology: From sensitif, from sensitivus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sensitiveadjective

    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. Sensitiveadjective

    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. Sensitiveadjective

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

    Etymology: [F. sensitif. See Sense.]

  4. Sensitiveadjective

    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. Sensitiveadjective

    serving to affect the sense; sensible

    Etymology: [F. sensitif. See Sense.]

  6. Sensitiveadjective

    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

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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. Mita Sanghavi Goel:

    I suspect that the appeal of password-protected sites are their convenience, their ability to provide the exact test results and the opportunity to compare current and prior test results, however, if the findings are abnormal( e.g. cancer testing) or sensitive in nature( e.g. STI testing of one member of a couple), preferences may change.

  2. Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich:

    If one is talking about the pension system, healthcare, education - these themes are much more sensitive, more complicated, than (industrial) sector themes, all the same they are being discussed at the highest level.

  3. Bob Cousy:

    We could've done more to ease his pain and make him feel more comfortable, i should've been much more sensitive to Russell's anguish in those days. We'd talk...

  4. Dana Gunders:

    Nobody wakes up in the morning wanting to waste food, but it happens in little bits and pieces, we are so price-sensitive in the store, but when we get home and eventually throw out a quarter of the cheese we just bought, we don't realize that's another $1.50.

  5. Zig Ziglar:

    Are you a SNIOP? Someone who is Sensitive to the Negative Influence Of Others?

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