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English definition of “sensitive”


adjective     /ˈsensɪtɪv/
KIND B2 able to understand what people are feeling and deal with them in a way that does not upset them: I want a man who's kind and sensitive.Sympathy and compassionEmpathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion
EASILY UPSET B2 easily upset by the things people say or do: He was always sensitive to criticism . She's very sensitive about her weight .Becoming too excited and easily upset
SUBJECT B2 A sensitive subject or situation needs to be dealt with carefully in order to avoid upsetting people : Gender is a very sensitive subject .Reacting and responding
EASILY DAMAGED B2 easily damaged or hurt : sensitive eyes / skin Fragile and breakable
EQUIPMENT B2 Sensitive equipment is able to measure very small changes . → Opposite insensitiveElectricity and electronics
sensitively adverb I think she dealt with the problem very sensitively. sensitivity     /ˌsensɪˈtɪvəti/ noun [U] the quality of being sensitiveSympathy and compassion
(Definition of sensitive adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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