['sensɪtɪv] or ['sɛnsətɪv]


(adj.) of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security .

(adj.) hurting; 'the tender spot on his jaw' .

(adj.) responsive to physical stimuli; 'a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch'; 'a sensitive voltmeter'; 'sensitive skin'; 'sensitive to light' .

(adj.) being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others; 'sensitive to the local community and its needs' .

Editor: William--From WordNet


(a.) Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul.

(a.) 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.

(a.) Having a capacity of being easily affected or moved; as, a sensitive thermometer; sensitive scales.

(a.) 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.

(a.) Serving to affect the sense; sensible.

(a.) Of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation.

Typed by Dominic

Synonyms and Synonymous

a.. [1]. Sentient, perceptive.[2]. Impressible, easily affected.

Edited by Cary

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Sentient, perceptive, impressible, easily_affected

ANT:Unimpressible, {not_easily_affected}

Inputed by Dennis


Checker: Virgil


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