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I'm a very sensitive person. I do like to be respected. I'm very loyal. I like it to be a two-way street.
Jim Brown

Meaning of "sensitive" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SENSITIVE

From Medieval Latin sēnsitīvus, from Latin sentīre to feel.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SENSITIVE

sensitive  [ˈsɛnsɪtɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SENSITIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sensitive is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SENSITIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sensitive

Sensitive may refer to: ▪ Mister Sensitive, a fictional character ▪ Psychic, a person who professes an ability to perceive information through extrasensory perception ▪ "Sensitive", a 1989 indie pop song by The Field Mice...

Definition of sensitive in the English dictionary

The first definition of sensitive in the dictionary is having the power of sensation. Other definition of sensitive is responsive to or aware of feelings, moods, reactions, etc. Sensitive is also easily irritated; delicate.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SENSITIVE


capacitive
kəˈpæsɪtɪv
competitive
kəmˈpɛtɪtɪv
context-sensitive
ˌkɒntɛkstˈsɛnsɪtɪv
creative
kriːˈeɪtɪv
ditransitive
daɪˈtrænsɪtɪv
heat-sensitive
ˈhiːtˌsɛnsɪtɪv
hypersensitive
ˌhaɪpəˈsɛnsɪtɪv
insensitive
ɪnˈsɛnsɪtɪv
intransitive
ɪnˈtrænsɪtɪv
native
ˈneɪtɪv
nonsensitive
ˌnɒnˈsɛnsɪtɪv
nontransitive
nɒnˈtrænsɪtɪv
oversensitive
ˌəʊvəˈsɛnsɪtɪv
photosensitive
ˌfəʊtəʊˈsɛnsɪtɪv
positive
ˈpɒzɪtɪv
radiosensitive
ˌreɪdɪəʊˈsɛnsɪtɪv
supersensitive
ˌsuːpəˈsensɪtɪv
transitive
ˈtrænsɪtɪv
ultrasensitive
ˌʌltrəˈsensɪtɪv
unsensitive
ʌnˈsensɪtɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SENSITIVE

sensibly
sensile
sensilla
sensillum
sensism
sensist
sensitisation
sensitise
sensitiser
sensitive plant
sensitively
sensitiveness
sensitivities
sensitivity
sensitization
sensitize
sensitizer
sensitometer
sensitometric
sensitometry

WORDS THAT END LIKE SENSITIVE

active
additive
anticompetitive
aperitive
case-sensitive
cognitive
definitive
false positive
fugitive
HIV-positive
inquisitive
intuitive
nutritive
price-sensitive
primitive
prohibitive
punitive
repetitive
seropositive
time-sensitive
touch-sensitive

Synonyms and antonyms of sensitive in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SENSITIVE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sensitive» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sensitive

Translation of «sensitive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SENSITIVE

Find out the translation of sensitive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sensitive from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sensitive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

敏感的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sensible
570 millions of speakers

English

sensitive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संवेदनशील
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَسَّاس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

чувствительный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sensível
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সংবেদনশীল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sensible
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sensitif
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

empfindlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

傷つきやすい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

민감한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sensitif
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhạy cảm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முக்கிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संवेदनशील
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hassas
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sensibile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wrażliwy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чутливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

empatic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ευαίσθητος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sensitiewe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

känslig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

følsom
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sensitive

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SENSITIVE»

The term «sensitive» is very widely used and occupies the 4.446 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SENSITIVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sensitive

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10 QUOTES WITH «SENSITIVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sensitive.
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Peter Abrahams
The familiar mood that awaits the sensitive young who are poor and dispossessed is a mood of sharp and painful inferiority, of violently angry tensions, of desperate and overwhelming longings.
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Jill Abramson
Having small children and being an investigative reporter would seem like a difficult mix, but it worked well for me. I was often working on my own enterprise stories, which were not as deadline sensitive.
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John Barton
Poets have to be sensitive to their audience, but it does not mean that they censor themselves. I realise my audience is diverse. Some will read with empathy and curiosity while others will take offense.
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Madhur Bhandarkar
My entire career stands on the strong pillars of women-oriented films. This stems from the fact that I am sensitive to the entire aura and mystique of a woman and womanhood.
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Harry A. Blackmun
It is precisely because the issue raised by this case touches the heart of what makes individuals what they are that we should be especially sensitive to the rights of those whose choices upset the majority.
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Orlando Bloom
I'm quite sensitive to women. I saw how my sister got treated by boyfriends. I read this thing that said when you are in a relationship with a woman, imagine how you would feel if you were her father. That's been my approach, for the most part.
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Josh Brolin
I have to tell you, you can't have an ego when you're an actor. A lot of actors have them, but in reality most of those people are just sensitive artists dying for a hug and a compliment.
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Josh Brolin
Football? Forget it. I didn't have that thing inside me where I wanted to smash against somebody and watch them break. I was too sensitive for that and disliked being that sensitive.
9
Jim Brown
I'm a very sensitive person. I do like to be respected. I'm very loyal. I like it to be a two-way street.
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Jessica Chastain
I'm very sensitive in real life. I cannot not cry if someone around me is crying. I will start to cry if someone is crying, even if it's not appropriate. I have that thing in me, a weakness or sensitivity.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SENSITIVE»

Discover the use of sensitive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sensitive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Highly Sensitive Person
Updated with a new Author_s Note, including the latest scientific research, and a fresh discussion of anti-depressants for HSPs, this edition of The Highly Sensitive Person also includes: Self-assessment tests to help you identify your ...
Elaine Aron, 2013
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The Highly Sensitive Person
Stating that hypersensitivity is an asset rather than a flaw, a guide for those who are highly subject to their surroundings offers coping methods while explaining how to benefit from sensitivity-related personality traits.
Elaine Aron, 1996
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Sensitive Chaos: The Creation of Flowing Forms in Water and Air
This beautifully illustrated text on water phenomena shows how forces become form.
Theodor Schwenk, 1965
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Sensitive
This book continues the story of sixteen-year-old Easter Hutton, a girl with special talents like astral projection, downloading other people's thoughts, and bouts of "invisibility."
Nina Wright, 2007
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The Manipulation of Air-Sensitive Compounds
Revised to reflect the continuing and growing importance of research and development within this field, The Manipulation of Air-Sensitive Compounds, 2nd Edition offers state-of-the-art methods used in handling air-sensitive compounds, ...
Duward F. Shriver, 1986
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Researching Lived Experience: Human Science for an Action ...
The book offers detailed methodological explications and practical examples of hermeneutic-phenomenological inquiry.
Max Van Manen, 2010
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In Favor of the Sensitive Man and Other Essays
Here, in more than twenty essays, Nin shares her unique perceptions of people, places, and the arts. Includes several lectures and two interviews.
Anaïs Nin, 2012
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Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives and Applications
This second edition features the latest developments in the field. Dr. Benedek discusses the factors that affect the rheology and special flow characteristics responsible for the adhesivity of liquid and solid PSAs.
Istvan Benedek, 2004
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EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament
Are you very sensitive to your own feelings and the feelings of those around you?
Rue Hass, 2009
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The Sensitive Nervous System
The Sensitive Nervous System calls for skilled combined physical and educational contributions to the management of acute and chronic pain states.
David S. Butler, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SENSITIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sensitive is used in the context of the following news items.
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No mining, polluting units in eco-sensitive zones, says Javadekar
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar held a review meeting with State Environment and Forests Ministers here on Tuesday to review the progress of ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
2
New Box Governance tool helps companies manage sensitive data
Box Governance also lets users set content security policies, including the ability to prevent or flag downloads, uploads or sharing of sensitive information. «PCWorld, Jun 15»
3
Carolyn Hax: Don't overlook sensitive girl's comments of favoritism
The 10-year-old is very sensitive about this and likes to make comments, sometimes provocative ones, implying that I love her younger sister more. Some of ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
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Liverpool's Kim Cattrall talks Sensitive Skin and Sex and the City on …
Liverpool's Kim Cattrall talked all about her latest role in Sensitive Skin and her past Sex and the City character Samantha, whilst making an appearance on ... «Liverpool Echo, Apr 15»
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Russians Embarrass US, Steal Sensitive White House Info With …
U.S. officials were told this week that hackers who have been attacking the Department of State's systems for the past year are Russian– are their target was the ... «Daily Caller, Apr 15»
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US ends program flagging 'sensitive' patent requests
(Reuters) - A little known but controversial program that flagged sensitive patent applications involving potentially touchy subjects such as AIDS vaccines and ... «Yahoo News, Mar 15»
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Former Connecticut Resident Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Send …
“While employed with U.S. defense contractors, Mozaffar Khazaee stole sensitive, proprietary and controlled technology to send it to Iran,” said U.S. Attorney ... «Federal Bureau of Investigation, Feb 15»
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SCOTUS: Whistleblower law trumps rules guarding sensitive data
The Supreme Court ruled Jan. 21 that federal employees still have whistleblower protections when they disclose information agencies deem "sensitive". «Federal Times, Jan 15»
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Newer heart attack test 'could save women's lives'
Doctors could spot twice as many heart attacks in women by using a newer, more sensitive blood test, a study claims. The test looks for minute traces of a protein ... «BBC News, Jan 15»
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Drake's Mom Explains His 'Sensitive Soul'
"They would imagine that you would be a person that may cry, because you are a sensitive soul. I've never seen you cry on stage, or even when the two of us ... «Billboard, Dec 14»

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