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Adjective: sensitive  sen-su-tiv
  1. Responsive to physical stimuli
    "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light"
  2. Being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others
    "sensitive to the local community and its needs"
  3. Able to feel or perceive
    "even amoeba are sensitive creatures";
    - sensible
  4. Hurting
    "the sensitive spot on his jaw";
    - sore, raw, tender
  5. Of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security
Noun: sensitive  sen-su-tiv
  1. Someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
    - medium, spiritualist

Derived forms: sensitives

See also: alive, aware, classified, cognisant [Brit], cognizant, conscious, delicate, erogenous, excitable, feisty, forthcoming, huffy, irritable, light-sensitive, miffy [informal], nociceptive, oversensitive, painful, photosensitive, radiosensitive, reactive, responsive, sensitiveness, sensitivity, susceptible, thin-skinned, touchy

Type of: psychic

Antonym: insensible, insensitive

Encyclopedia: Sensitive