Definitions for sensitive
ˈsɛn sɪ tɪvsen·si·tive
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sensitive.
medium, spiritualist, sensitiveadjective
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, tenderadjective
"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.
Etymology: From sensitif, from sensitivus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Having sense or perception, but not reason.
Etymology: sensitif, French.
The sensitive faculty may have a sensitive love of some sensitive objects, which though moderated so as not to fall into sin; yet, through the nature of man’s sense, may express itself more sensitively towards that inferior object than towards God: this is a piece of human frailty. Henry Hammond.
All the actions of the sensitive appetite are in painting called passions, because the soul is agitated by them, and because the body suffers and is sensibly altered. Dryden.
Bodies are such as are endued with a vegetative soul, as plants; a sensitive soul, as animals; or a rational soul, as the body of man. John Ray.
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
Etymology: [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 Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2785
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Rank popularity for the word 'sensitive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3992
Rank popularity for the word 'sensitive' in Adjectives Frequency: #372
The numerical value of sensitive in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of sensitive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
We do not believe that our classified systems were compromised, we're constantly updating our security measures on our unclassified system, but we're frankly told to act as if we need not put information that's sensitive on that system.
The data is telling us that EM's exernal sector is effectively still in recession - that is one factor that will keep currencies volatile and equity markets quite choppy, these are growth-sensitive asset classes and that is one part of the story that is under deep strain at the moment.
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.
It's really cool for us to know that dogs are so sensitive to human emotional states, it is interesting to think that all these anecdotes of dogs rescuing humans, they could be grounded in truth, and this study is a step toward understanding how those kinds of mechanisms work.
Our focus is on using National Wastewater Surveillance System as an early warning of increases in the community. And we want that early warning system to be as early and as sensitive as it can be.
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- citlivý, senzitivníCzech
- sensibel, empfindlichGerman
- susceptible, sensitivo, sensibleSpanish
- sentibera, hunkiberaBasque
- herkkätunteinen, arka, herkkä, arkaluonteinenFinnish
- kényes, érzékenyHungarian
- sensibile, delicatoItalian
- 敏感, 繊細Japanese
- susceptibil, impresionabil, de precizie, receptiv, simțitor, sensibilRomanian
- ранимый, чуткий, восприимчивый, точный, конфиденциальный, чувствительный, щекотливыйRussian
- nhạy cảmVietnamese
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