Sensitive

  • 1 sensitive — [ sɑ̃sitiv ] n. f. • 1665; herbe sensitive 1639; de sensitif ♦ Mimosa dont les feuilles se rétractent au contact. ● sensitive nom féminin Nom usuel donné à Mimosa pudica, plante dont les feuilles se replient au moindre contact. ● sensitif,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 sensitive — sen‧si‧tive [ˈsenstɪv] adjective 1. very easily and quickly affected by changes: • Many economically sensitive companies have closed factories and cut their staff. • We face fierce competition from imports and price sensitive consumers (=… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Sensitive — Sen si*tive, a. [F. sensitif. See {Sense}.] 1. Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul. [1913 Webster] 2. Having quick and acute sensibility, either to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 sensitive — Sensitive. s. f. Espece de plante, qu on appelle ainsi, parce qu elle semble avoir du sentiment, & s éloigner de celuy qui la veut toucher. La grande sensitive. la petite sensitive …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 sensitive — [sen′sə tiv] adj. [ME sensitife < MFr sensitif < ML sensitivus < L sensus: see SENSE] 1. of the senses or sensation; esp., connected with the reception or transmission of sense impressions; sensory 2. receiving and responding to stimuli… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 sensitive — c.1400, having the function of sensation, from M.Fr. sensitif (13c.), from M.L. sensitivus capable of sensation, from L. sensus, pp. of sentire feel perceive (see SENSE (Cf. sense)). Meaning easily affected (with ref. to mental feelings) first… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 sensitive — [adj1] impressionable acute, cognizant, conscious, delicate, easily affected, emotionable, emotional, feeling, fine, highstrung, hung up*, hypersensitive, impressible, irritable, keen, knowing, nervous, oversensitive, perceiving, perceptive,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 Sensitīve — (Sinnpflanze), s. Mimosa …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 Sensitive — Sensitive, Sinnpflanze, s. Mimosa …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 10 sensitive — I (discerning) adjective aesthetic, alert, alive to, apperceptive, appercipient, astute, attentive, awake to, aware, cognizant, conscious, critical, discriminating, discriminative, fastidious, heedful, keen, mindful, observant, penetrating,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 sensitive — 1 susceptible, subject, exposed, open, *liable, prone Analogous words: impressed, influenced, affected (see AFFECT): predisposed, disposed, inclined (see INCLINE vb) Antonyms: insensitive 2 *sentient, impressible, impressionable, responsive,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 sensitive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) quick to detect, respond to, or be affected by slight changes, signals, or influences. 2) delicately appreciating the feelings of others. 3) easily offended or upset. 4) kept secret or with restrictions on disclosure. DERIVATIVES… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 sensitive — sen|si|tive W3S3 [ˈsensıtıv] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(understanding people)¦ 2¦(easily offended)¦ 3¦(easily affected)¦ 4¦(situation/subject)¦ 5¦(reacting to changes)¦ 6¦(art/music etc)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: sensitif, from… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 sensitive — adj. 1 aware of other people s feelings VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ make sb ▪ Her experiences had made her sensitive to other people s troubles. ▪ remain …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 sensitive — / sensifitIv/ adjective 1 UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE able to understand other people s feelings and problems: Underneath all that macho stuff, he s really a sensitive guy. (+ to): We must be sensitive to the community s needs. opposite insensitive 2… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 sensitive */*/*/ — UK [ˈsensətɪv] / US adjective Collocations: Sensible describes the reasonable way in which you think about things or do things: a sensible suggestion ♦ It wouldn t be sensible to start all over again now. Sensitive describes the emotional way in… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 sensitive — [[t]se̱nsɪtɪv[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n (approval) If you are sensitive to other people s needs, problems, or feelings, you show understanding and awareness of them. The classroom teacher must be sensitive to a child s needs... He was… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 sensitive — sen|si|tive [ sensətıv ] adjective *** 1. ) reacting quickly or strongly to something: A new generation of satellites will carry particularly sensitive instruments. light sensitive materials Bats have very sensitive ears. sensitive to: Coral is… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 sensitive — 01. She s so [sensitive] that she always cries at a sad movie. 02. I m very [sensitive] to the cold, so I think I d better put on a sweater. 03. He should have been a little more [sensitive] to his girlfriend s feelings. 04. Researchers have… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 20 sensitive — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin sensitivus, probably alteration of sensativus, from sensatus sensate Date: 15th century 1. sensory 2 2. a. receptive to sense impressions b. capable of being… …

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