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English definition of “sensitive”


adjective (KIND)    /ˈsen.sɪ.tɪv/ US  /-sə.t̬ɪv/
B2 understanding what other people need, and being helpful and kind to them: Representatives of the company claim their plan will be sensitive to local needs. In the movie, he plays a concerned and sensitive father trying to bring up two teenage children on his own.Sympathy and compassionKind and thoughtfulEmpathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion sensitively     /-li/ adverb This is a very delicate situation and it needs to be handled sensitively.Sympathy and compassionEmpathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion sensitiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Sympathy and compassionEmpathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassionComplicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand
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