sensitive

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From Middle French sensitif, from Medieval Latin sensitivus.

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sensitive (comparative more sensitive, superlative most sensitive)

  1. Having the faculty of sensation; pertaining to the senses.
  2. Responsive to stimuli.
  3. Of a person, easily offended, upset or hurt.
    Max is very sensitive; he cried today because of the bad news.
  4. Of an issue, capable of offending, upsetting or hurting.
    Religion is often a sensitive topic of discussion and should be avoided when dealing with foreign business associates.
  5. Accurate (instrument).

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sensitive (plural sensitives)

  1. One with a paranormal sensitivity to something that most cannot perceive.
    • 2003, Frederic W.H. Myers, Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death Part 2
      Swedenborg was one of the leading savants of Europe; it would be absurd to place any of our sensitives on the same intellectual level.

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sensitive

  1. feminine form of sensitif

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sensitive f (plural sensitives)

  1. sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica)

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Italian[edit]

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sensitive

  1. feminine plural of sensitivo

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Latin[edit]

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sensitive

  1. vocative masculine singular of sensitivus