sensitive /ˈsensɪtɪv/ adjective
KIND › 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.
EASILY UPSET › easily upset by the things people say or do: He was always sensitive to criticism. She's very sensitive about her weight.
SUBJECT › A sensitive subject or situation needs to be dealt with carefully in order to avoid upsetting people: Gender is a very sensitive subject.
EASILY DAMAGED › easily damaged or hurt: sensitive eyes/skin
EQUIPMENT › Sensitive equipment is able to measure very small changes. → Opposite insensitive sensitively adverb › I think she dealt with the problem very sensitively. sensitivity /ˌsensɪˈtɪvəti/ noun [U] › when someone or something is sensitive