endowed with sensation; having perception through the senses.
readily or excessively affected by external agencies or influences.
having acute mental or emotional sensibility; aware of and responsive to the feelings of others.
easily pained, annoyed, etc.
pertaining to or connected with the senses or sensation.
Physiology. having a low threshold of sensation or feeling.
responding to stimuli, as leaves that move when touched.
highly responsive to certain agents, as photographic plates, films, or paper.
affected or likely to be affected by a specified stimulus (used in combination):
involving work, duties, or information of a highly secret or delicate nature, especially in government:
a sensitive position in the State Department.
requiring tact or caution; delicate; touchy:
a sensitive topic.
constructed to indicate, measure, or be affected by small amounts or changes, as a balance or thermometer.
Radio. easily affected by external influences, especially by radio waves.
a person who is sensitive.
a person with psychic powers; medium.
having the power of sensation
responsive to or aware of feelings, moods, reactions, etc
easily irritated; delicate: sensitive skin
affected by external conditions or stimuli
of or relating to the senses or the power of sensation
capable of registering small differences or changes in amounts, quality, etc: a sensitive instrument
(photog) having a high sensitivity: a sensitive emulsion
connected with matters affecting national security, esp through access to classified information
(of a stock market or prices) quickly responsive to external influences and thus fluctuating or tending to fluctuate
sensitive sen·si·tive (sěn’sĭ-tĭv)
Capable of perceiving with a sense or senses.
Responsive to a stimulus.
Susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others.
Easily irritated or inflamed, especially due to previous exposure to an antigen.
Relating to, or characterizing a sensitized antigen.
[sen-si-tiv-nis] /ˈsɛn sɪ tɪv nɪs/ noun 1. the state or quality of being sensitive.
noun 1. Also called humble plant. a tropical American plant, Mimosa pudica, cultivated in greenhouses, having bipinnate leaves whose leaflets fold together when touched. 2. any of various other plants that are sensitive to touch. sensitive plant noun 1. a tropical American mimosa plant, Mimosa pudica, the leaflets and stems of which fold if touched […]
noun 1. a group of persons participating in sensitivity training.
noun 1. a form of group therapy designed to develop understanding of oneself and others through free, unstructured discussion. sensitivity training n. Training in small groups in which people learn how to interact with each other by developing a sensitive awareness and understanding of themselves and of their relationships with others.