Definition of Sensitive

1. Noun. Someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead. "He consulted several mediums"

Exact synonyms: Medium, Spiritualist
Generic synonyms: Psychic
Derivative terms: Spiritualism, Spiritualism



2. Adjective. Responsive to physical stimuli. "Sensitive to light"

3. Adjective. Being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others. "Sensitive to the local community and its needs"

4. Adjective. Able to feel or perceive. "The more sensible parts of the skin"
Exact synonyms: Sensible
Also: Aware, Cognisant, Cognizant, Conscious
Antonyms: Insensible
Derivative terms: Sense, Sensibility, Sensibility, Sense, Sensitiveness

5. Adjective. Hurting. "The tender spot on his jaw"
Exact synonyms: Raw, Sore, Tender
Similar to: Painful
Derivative terms: Rawness, Sensitivity, Soreness, Tenderness

6. Adjective. Of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security.
Similar to: Classified

Definition of Sensitive

1. a. Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul.

Definition of Sensitive

1. Adjective. Having the faculty of sensation; pertaining to the senses. ¹

2. Adjective. Responsive to stimuli. ¹

3. Adjective. Of a person, easily offended, upset or hurt. ¹

4. Adjective. Of an issue, capable of offending, upsetting or hurting. ¹

5. Adjective. Accurate (instrument) ¹

6. Noun. One with a paranormal sensitivity to something that most cannot perceive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sensitive

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sensitive

1. 1. Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul. 2. Having quick and acute sensibility, either to the action of external objects, or to impressions upon the mind and feelings; highly susceptible; easily and acutely affected. "She was too sensitive to abuse and calumny." (Macaulay) 3. Readily affected or changed by certain appropriate agents; as, silver chloride or bromide, when in contact with certain organic substances, is extremely sensitive to actinic rays. 4. Serving to affect the sense; sensible. "A sensitive love of some sensitive objects." (Hammond) 5. Of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation. Sensitive fern A leguminous plant (Mimosa pudica, or M. Sensitiva, and other allied species), the leaves of which close at the slightest touch. Any plant showing motions after irritation, as the sensitive brier (Schrankia) of the Southern States, two common American species of Cassia (C. Nictitans, and C. Chamaecrista), a kind of sorrel (Oxalis sensitiva), etc. Sen"sitively, Sen"sitiveness. Origin: F. Sensitif. See Sense. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sensitive

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sensitised culture
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Literary usage of Sensitive

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"A very slight touch .suffices, in the caso of the very sensitive, ... Darwin has shown that tendrils are not sensitive during the whole of their existence; ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Striking instances of this are afforded by tendrils. A very slight touch suffices, in the case of the very sensitive, such as those of ..."

3. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"In sensitive galvanometers the coil is so arranged that its windings occupy the ... In constructing a sensitive galvanometer we aim at making the field of ..."

4. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"In sensitive galvanometers the coil is so arranged that its windings occupy the ... In constructing a sensitive galvanometer we aim at making the field of ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1853)
"That part of the sensitive nerve which is situated between the place of division and the ganglion, is disorganized in the same manner as any dissected nerve ..."

6. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1886)
"This appearance truly represented a struggle between the two parts, and the epiglottis was forced to rub its sensitive laryngeal surface across the horny ..."

7. Pediatrics: The Hygienic and Medical Treatment of Children by Thomas Morgan Rotch (1896)
"Among the nervous symptoms of central origin is what is called sensitive spine, a case of which I have here to show you. This boy (Case 859), thirteen years ..."

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