from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Capable of perceiving with a sense or senses.
- adjective Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation.
- adjective Susceptible to slight differences or changes in the environment.
- adjective Readily altered by the action of an agent.
- adjective Registering slight differences or changes of condition. Used of an instrument.
- adjective Easily irritated.
- adjective Predisposed to inflammation as a result of preexisting allergy or disease.
- adjective Aware of or careful about the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others.
- adjective Easily hurt, upset, or offended.
- adjective Fluctuating or tending to fluctuate, especially in price.
- adjective Of or relating to secret or classified information.
- noun A sensitive person.
- noun One held to be endowed with psychic or occult powers.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of, pertaining to, or affecting the senses; depending on the senses.
- Having sense, sensibility, or feeling; capable of receiving impressions from external objects: often extended, figuratively, to various inanimate objects.
- Of keen sensibility; keenly susceptible of external influences or impressions; easily and acutely affected or moved by outward circumstances or impressions: as, a sensitive person, or a person of sensitive nature: figuratively extended to inanimate objects.
- In entomology, noting parts of the surface of the antennæ: which are peculiarly modified and, it is supposed, subservient to some special sense. These surfaces exhibit an immense number of microscopical pores, covered with a very delicate transparent membrane; they may be generally diffused over the joints or variously arranged in patches, the position of which has been used in the classification of certain families of Coleoptera.
- Susceptible in a notable degree to hypnotism; easily hypnotized or mesmerized.
- Noting a condition of feverish liability to fluctuation: said of markets, securities, or commodities.
- So delicately adjusted as to respond quickly to very slight changes of condition: said of instruments, as a balance.
- In chem. and photography, readily affected by the action of appropriate agents: as, iodized paper is sensitive to the action of light.
- Sensible; wise; judicious.
- Synonyms and Sentient, etc. See
- noun Something that feels; a sensorium.
- noun A sensitive person; specifically, one who is sensitive to mesmeric or hypnotic influences or experiments. See I., 3 .
- noun the common sense in the Aristotelian use.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects.
- adjective 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.
- adjective (Mech.) Having a capacity of being easily affected or moved.
- adjective (Chem. & Photog.) Readily affected or changed by certain appropriate agents.
- adjective rare Serving to affect the sense; sensible.
- adjective Of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation.
- adjective (Bot.) an American fern (
Onoclea sensibilis), the leaves of which, when plucked, show a slight tendency to fold together.
- adjective (Physics) a gas flame so arranged that under a suitable adjustment of pressure it is exceedingly sensitive to sounds, being caused to roar, flare, or become suddenly shortened or extinguished, by slight sounds of the proper pitch.
- adjective (Bot.) an annual leguminous herb (
Æschynomene hispida), with sensitive foliage.
- adjective paper prepared for photographic purpose by being rendered sensitive to the effect of light.
- adjective (Bot.) 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. Chamæcrista), a kind of sorrel ( Oxalis sensitiva), etc.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Having the faculty of
sensation; pertaining to the senses.
- adjective Of a person, easily
offended, upsetor hurt.
- adjective Of an issue, capable of offending, upsetting or hurting.
- noun One with a
paranormal sensitivityto something that most cannot perceive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
- adjective able to feel or perceive
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English, from Old French sensitif, from Medieval Latin sēnsitīvus, from Latin sēnsus, sense; see sense.]
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
From Middle French sensitif, from Medieval Latin sensitivus.
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