Definitions of sensitive

  1. Sensitiveness.
  2. Sensitively.
  3. used officially of classified information or matters affecting national security
  4. hurting; " the tender spot on his jaw"
  5. responsive to physical stimuli; " a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; " a sensitive voltmeter"; " sensitive skin"; " sensitive to light"
  6. Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul.
  7. 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.
  8. Having a capacity of being easily affected or moved; as, a sensitive thermometer; sensitive scales.
  9. 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.
  10. Serving to affect the sense; sensible.
  11. Of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation.
  12. Having sense or feeling: susceptible to sensations: easily affected: pertaining to or depending on sensation.
  14. Having sense or feeling; easily affected; tender.
  15. Excitable or impressible.
  16. Pertaining to the senses or sensation.
  17. Having sense or feeling; easily affected; having feelings easily affected; pertaining to the senses or to sensation; that affects the senses.
  18. Quickly and acutely alive to impressions from external objects; having keen sense or feeling; that affects the senses.
  19. Capable of receiving impressions from external objects.