What does sensitive mean?

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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. David Stewart:

    They will be sensitive to any strike of any long-term nature, there will be some safety in the system.

  2. Jamin Greenbaum:

    We now know there are avenues for the warmest waters in East Antarctica to access the most sensitive areas of Totten Glacier.

  3. Randy Frederick:

    I think the market is more sensitive to oil than anything else. If we see oil continue to hit record lows by the end of the day, I think the market will follow it.

  4. Jeremy Gillula:

    Removing device encryption due to lack of customer use is an incredibly poor excuse for weakening the security of those customers that did use the feature, given that the information stored on a tablet can be just as sensitive as that stored on a phone or on a computer, Amazon should instead be pushing to make device encryption the default -- not removing it.

  5. Allison Young:

    When I began doing this film, I had an uneasy feeling inside of me and I felt so conflicted. ... We talked to the producers about our concerns. They just told us, 'If you guys are so sensitive, you should leave,' nothing has changed.

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