What is the meaning of sensitive?


  • Someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead.
    • usage: "he consulted several mediums"


  • Responsive to physical stimuli.
    • usage: "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.
    • usage: "sensitive to the local community and its needs"
  • Able to feel or perceive.
    • usage: "even amoeba are sensible creatures"; "the more sensible parts of the skin"
  • Hurting.
    • usage: "the tender spot on his jaw"
  • Of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security. .
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APAWordNet. (2010). sensitive. Retrieved May 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/sensitive/definitions/1183223
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