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Pronunciation /ˈsɛnsɪtɪv/
1 Quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences.
1.1 Easily damaged, injured, or distressed by slight changes.
1.2 (of photographic materials) prepared so as to respond rapidly to the action of light.
1.3 (of a market) unstable and liable to quick changes of price because of outside influences.
2 Having or displaying a quick and delicate appreciation of others’ feelings.
2.1 Easily offended or upset.
3 Kept secret or with restrictions on disclosure to avoid endangering security.
A person who is believed to respond to paranormal influences.

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘sensory’): from Old French sensitif, -ive or medieval Latin sensitivus, formed irregularly from Latin sentire ‘feel’. The current senses date from the early 19th century.


To those critics who say I am not sensitive to the feelings of others, I say:

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