(comparative more sensitively, superlative most sensitively)
- In a sensitive manner.
Variant of sensitive
- of the senses or sensation; esp., connected with the reception or transmission of sense impressions; sensory
- receiving and responding to stimuli from outside objects or agencies; having sensation
- responding or feeling readily and acutely; very keenly susceptible to stimuli: a sensitive ear
- easily hurt; tender; raw
- having or showing keen sensibilities; highly perceptive or responsive intellectually, aesthetically, etc.
- easily offended, disturbed, shocked, irritated, etc., as by the actions of others; touchy
- changing readily in the presence of some external force or condition; specif.,
- readily affected by light: said of photographic film, etc.
- readily receiving very weak radio signals
- operating readily in weak light, as certain television camera tubes
- designed to indicate or measure small changes or differences
- showing, or liable to show, unusual variation; fluctuating: a sensitive stock market
- ☆ designating, of, or dealing with secret or delicate matters, esp. secret or delicate government matters
Origin of sensitiveMiddle English sensitife ; from Middle French sensitif ; from Medieval Latin sensitivus ; from Classical Latin sensus: see sense