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Adjective
Having or displaying an appreciation of the feelings of others
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“We were given a long debriefing on how to be sensitive to the feelings of the mourners.”
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Easily damaged, injured, or distressed by slight changes
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“The hot coffee burnt Kramer's sensitive skin while he was in the cinema.”
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Painful or sore due to an injury
“My bruise was still a little sensitive a few days after my accident.”
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(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.”
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Easily offended or upset
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“He acknowledges that his abrasive manner can upset the more sensitive among those he deals with.”
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Potentially controversial or offensive
“This is a highly sensitive issue which should be handled with the utmost discretion.”
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Requiring great skill or finesse in handling or treatment
“We will need to find someone experienced with sensitive matters such as this.”
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Connected with matters that are confidential or classified
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“Staff were instructed to shred the sensitive documents.”
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Animate and responsive to stimuli
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“The company's latest AI robot is so sensitive that it's almost creepy.”
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Of keen insight or good judgment
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Learned in the ways of civilized society
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Able to deal with people in a sensitive manner
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Arousing or able to arouse intense feeling
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Being easily influenced (especially of young people)
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Full of, or evocative of, expression or emotion
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Having a predisposition to argue or engage in confrontations
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Of or pertaining to sensation or the senses
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Showing or feeling insecurity or uncertainty
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Caused by or relating to an allergy
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Having a gentle or calm temperament or disposition
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Likely or liable to suffer from, do, or experience something unpleasant or regrettable
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Full of emotion and expression
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Vulnerable to attack
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Susceptible to being attacked or compromised
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Sensitive to being affected by something
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An environment that encourages rapid growth or development, especially in a stifling or intense way
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Observable
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(of sleep) Easily disturbed
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Liable or tending to weep
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A person with extra-sensory empathic ability, capable of sensing the emotions of others
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