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Having or displaying an appreciation of the feelings of others
“We were given a long debriefing on how to be sensitive to the feelings of the mourners.”
Easily damaged, injured, or distressed by slight changes
“The hot coffee burnt Kramer's sensitive skin while he was in the cinema.”
Painful or sore due to an injury
“My bruise was still a little sensitive a few days after my accident.”
(sensitive to) Quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences
“Many newborn infants are very sensitive to being wet, hungry, or in discomfort.”
Easily offended or upset
“He acknowledges that his abrasive manner can upset the more sensitive among those he deals with.”
Potentially controversial or offensive
“This is a highly sensitive issue which should be handled with the utmost discretion.”
Requiring exceptional skill or caution in performance or handling
“We will need to find someone experienced with sensitive matters such as this.”
Connected with matters that are confidential or classified
“Staff were instructed to shred the sensitive documents.”
Responsive to stimuli
“The company's latest AI robot is so sensitive that it's almost creepy.”
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