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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/skinFragile and breakable
EQUIPMENT B2 Sensitive equipment is able to measure very small changes. →  Opposite insensitive Electricity and electronics
sensitively adverb I think she dealt with the problem very sensitively. sensitivity
 
 
/ˌsensɪˈtɪvəti/ noun [U]
the quality of being sensitiveSympathy and compassion
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