Definition: Sensitive

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Posted by Cheryl ( on March 17, 2001 at 14:07:12:

Main Entry: 1senĚsiĚtive
Pronunciation: 'sen(t)-s&-tiv, 'sen(t)s-t&v
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French sensitif, from Medieval Latin sensitivus, probably alteration of sensativus, from sensatus sensate
Date: 15th century
2 a : receptive to sense impressions b : capable of being stimulated or excited by external agents (as light, gravity, or contact)
3 : highly responsive or susceptible: as a (1) : easily hurt or damaged; especially : easily hurt emotionally (2) : delicately aware of the attitudes and feelings of others b : excessively or abnormally susceptible : HYPERSENSITIVE c : readily fluctuating in price or demand d : capable of indicating minute differences : DELICATE e : readily affected or changed by various agents (as light or mechanical shock) f : highly radiosensitive
4 a : concerned with highly classified government information or involving discretionary authority over important policy matters b : calling for tact, care, or caution in treatment : TOUCHY

synonym see LIABLE
- senĚsiĚtiveĚly adverb
- senĚsiĚtiveĚness noun

Caleb is alot better.... Thanks it's Donalds turn.


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