Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “sensitive” en inglés

See all translations

sensitive

adjective uk   /ˈsen.sɪ.tɪv/ us    /-sə.t̬ɪv/

sensitive adjective (UPSET)

B2 easily upset by the things people say or do, or causing people to be upset, embarrassed, or angry: Her reply showed that she was very sensitive to criticism. He was very sensitive about his scar and thought everyone was staring at him.B2 A sensitive subject, situation, etc. needs to be dealt with carefully in order to avoid upsetting people: Sex education and birth control are sensitive issues. The stolen car contained military documents described as very sensitive.
More examples
  • Don't be so sensitive!
  • She's very sensitive about her weight.
  • He's very sensitive to criticism of his children.
  • I have to be very careful with what I say because she's so sensitive.
  • If I'd known how sensitive she was I wouldn't have made the remark.

sensitive adjective (KIND)

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.
More examples

sensitive adjective (REACTING EASILY)

B2 easily influenced, changed, or damaged, especially by a physical activity or effect: Some people's teeth are highly sensitive to cold. sensitive skinB2 Sensitive equipment is able to record small changes: The patient's responses are recorded on a sensitive piece of equipment which gives extremely accurate readings.
-sensitive
suffix uk   /-sen.sɪ.tɪv/ us    /-sə.t̬ɪv/
light-/heat-sensitive
sensitively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
This is a very delicate situation and it needs to be handled sensitively.
sensitiveness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of sensitive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de sensitive
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Más definiciones de “sensitive” en inglés

Definiciones de “sensitive” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

beginner's luck

unexpected success experienced by a person who is just starting a particular activity

Palabra del día

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Aprende más 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Aprende más