What does "Sensitive" mean?


(a.) Having a capacity of being easily affected or moved; as, a sensitive thermometer; sensitive scales (a.) 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 (a.) Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul (a.) Of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation (a.) 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 (a.) Serving to affect the sense; sensible

Synonyms tender, sensible, sore, delicate, responsive, irritable, touchy, painful, reactive, classified, erogenous, huffy, excitable, nociceptive, thin-skinned, oversensitive, photosensitive, radiosensitive, highly sensitive, light-sensitive

Example: "A mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch" Example: "Sensitive to the local community and its needs"

Word Family insensitive, insensitivity, sensitively, sensitivities, sensitivity