HyperDic: sensitive

English > 6 senses of the word sensitive:
ADJECTIVEallsensitiveresponsive to physical stimuli
allsensitivebeing susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others
allsensitive, sensibleable to feel or perceive
allsensitive, sore, raw, tenderhurting
allsensitiveof or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security
NOUNperson sensitive, medium, spiritualistsomeone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
sensitive > pronunciation
Soundsseh'nsahtihv; seh'nsihtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > sensitive: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningResponsive to physical stimuli.
Examples
  • "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"
  • "a sensitive voltmeter"
  • "sensitive skin"
  • "sensitive to light"
Attribute ofsensitivity, sensitivenessThe ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences
NarrowerdelicateOf an instrument or device
erogenoussensitive to sexual stimulation
excitable, irritablecapable of responding to stimuli
highly sensitivereadily affected by various agents
irritableabnormally sensitive to a stimulus
light-sensitive, photosensitivesensitive to visible light
nociceptiveCaused by or in response to pain
radiosensitivesensitive to radiation
reactive, responsivereacting to a stimulus
See alsoresponsivereadily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli
sensible, sensitiveable to feel or perceive
susceptible(often followed by 'of' or 'to') yielding readily to or capable of
Oppositeinsensitivenot responsive to physical stimuli
Spanishsensible, sensitivo, susceptible
Catalansensible
Nounssensitivenessthe ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences
sensitivity(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli
Verbssenseperceive by a physical sensation / sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
sensedetect some circumstance or entity automatically
English > sensitive: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningSusceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others.
Example"sensitive to the local community and its needs"
Attribute ofsensitivity, sensitivenesssensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
Narroweralive(followed by 'to' or 'of') aware / aware of
huffy, thin-skinned, feisty, touchyQuick to take offense
oversensitiveunduly sensitive or thin-skinned
See alsoresponsivereadily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli
OppositeinsensitiveDeficient in human sensibility
Spanishsensible
Catalansensible
Nounssensitivity, sensitivenessthe ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
sensitivity, sensitivenesssensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
Adverbssensitivelyin a sensitive manner
Verbssensecomprehend / comprehend
sensebecome aware of not through the senses but instinctively
English > sensitive: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaningable to feel or perceive.
Synonymsensible
See alsoaware, cognizant, cognisant(sometimes followed by 'of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
consciousknowing / knowing and perceiving
sensitiveResponsive to physical stimuli
OppositeinsensibleIncapable of physical sensation
Spanishsensible
Catalansensible
Nounssensitiveness(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli
Verbssenseperceive by a physical sensation / sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
English > sensitive: 6 senses > adjective 4
Meaninghurting.
Synonymssore, raw, tender
BroaderpainfulCausing physical or psychological pain
Spanishdolorido, sensible
Catalansensible
Nounssensitivity(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli
English > sensitive: 6 senses > adjective 5
MeaningOf or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security.
Broaderclassifiedofficial classification of information or documents
Spanishconfidencial
Catalanconfidencial
English > sensitive: 6 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead.
Synonymsmedium, spiritualist
BroaderpsychicA person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception
Spanishespiritista, espiritualista, medium, médium, sensible
Catalanespiritista, espiritualista, mèdium

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