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English definition of “sensitive”

sensitive

adjective  /ˈsen·sə·t̬ɪv/ us  

sensitive adjective (UNDERSTANDING)

having or showing awareness and understanding, esp. of other people’s feelings and needs: My experience made me very sensitive to the suffering of others.

sensitive adjective (UPSET)

(of a person) easily upset: Tom is extremely sensitive about his hair. She’s very sensitive to criticism.

sensitive adjective (REACTING EASILY)

easily influenced, changed, or damaged, esp. by a physical activity or effect: an environmentally sensitive river Their products include cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive skin.

sensitive adjective (NEEDING CAREFUL TREATMENT)

needing to be treated with care or secrecy: Raising fuel prices can be a sensitive issue.
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