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English adjective: sensitive

1. sensitive responsive to physical stimuli

SamplesA mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch.
A sensitive voltmeter.
Sensitive skin.
Sensitive to light.

Similardelicate, erogenous, excitable, highly sensitive, irritable, irritable, light-sensitive, nociceptive, photosensitive, radiosensitive, reactive, responsive

See alsoresponsive, sensible, sensitive, susceptible

Attributesensitiveness, sensitivity


2. sensitive being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others

SamplesSensitive to the local community and its needs.

Similaralive, feisty, huffy, oversensitive, thin-skinned, touchy

See alsoresponsive

Attributesensitiveness, sensitivity


3. sensitive able to feel or perceive

SamplesEven amoeba are sensible creatures.
The more sensible parts of the skin.


See alsoaware, cognisant, cognizant, conscious, sensitive


4. sensitive hurting

SamplesThe tender spot on his jaw.

Synonymsraw, sore, tender



5. sensitive of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security



English noun: sensitive

1. sensitive (person) someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead

SamplesHe consulted several mediums.

Synonymsmedium, spiritualist

Broader (hypernym)psychic

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