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sen·si·tive

sensitive

 
 
pronunciation:
sen s tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: able to smell, hear, taste, feel, or see very well.
A dog's nose is very sensitive to smell.
similar words:
acute, delicate, painful, sore, tender
definition 2: feeling or noticing things quite keenly.
Most artists are sensitive people.My sister is sensitive about being teased.
similar words:
delicate, emotional, touchy
definition 3: showing a strong response to chemicals or other things in the environment.
I am sensitive to cigarette smoke.Camera film is sensitive to light.
similar words:
allergic
definition 4: having or showing concern for the feelings of others.
The doctor told the patient what was wrong with him in a very sensitive manner.Being a sensitive young man, Martin was worried about whether his grandmother was comfortable sitting on that hard bench.
antonyms:
callous, insensitive
derivations: sensitively (adv.), sensitiveness (n.)
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