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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
sensitive /'sensitiv/
  • tính từ
    • có cảm giác; (thuộc) cảm giác
    • dễ cảm, dễ cảm động, dễ cảm xúc; nhạy cảm
      • sensitive to cold: dễ bị lạnh, yếu chịu lạnh
    • nhạy
      • sensitive scales: cân nhạy
      • sensitive paper: giấy (ảnh) bắt nhạy
      • a sensitive ear: tai thính
      • sensitive market: thị trường dễ lên xuống bất thường
  • danh từ
    • người dễ bị thôi miên
Concise Dictionary
'sensɪtɪv
noun
+someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
adj.
+responsive to physical stimuli
+being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others
+able to feel or perceive
+hurting
+of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security

Thesaurus Dictionary
adj.
1 delicate, tender, sore, susceptible:
My arm is still sensitive where I got the injection.
2 touchy, susceptible, susceptive, reactive, responsive, attuned, impressionable, emotional, thin-skinned, vulnerable, supersensitive, hypersensitive, testy, irascible, quarrelsome, irritable, volatile, excitable, temperamental, petulant, hot-tempered, quick-tempered:
Liz is very sensitive on the subject of being unmarried, and I shouldn't bring it up
3 finely tuned, delicate, responsive, subtle, acute, reactive, receptive:
We need a more sensitive test to detect neutrinos. This radio is not sensitive enough to receive distant stations.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
to people's feelings
1 ~ (to sth) aware of and able to understand other people and their feelings: a sensitive and caring man + She is very sensitive to other people's feelings.
Antonym: INSENSITIVE
to art / music / literature
2 able to understand art, music and literature and to express yourself through them: an actor's sensitive reading of the poem + a sensitive musician / poet + a sensitive portrait
easily upset
3 ~ (about / to sth) easily offended or upset: You're far too sensitive. + He's very sensitive about his weight. + She's very sensitive to criticism.
Antonym: INSENSITIVE
information / subject
4 that you have to treat with great care because it may offend people or make them angry: Health care is a politically sensitive issue. + That's a sensitive area.
to cold / light / food, etc.
5 ~ (to sth) reacting quickly or more than usual to sth: sensitive areas of the body + My teeth are very sensitive to cold food. + The eyes of some fish are acutely sensitive to light.
Antonym: INSENSITIVE
to small changes
6 ~ (to sth) able to measure very small changes: a sensitive barometer / instrument + The eyes can be a sensitive indicator of health. + (figurative) The Stock Exchange is very sensitive to political change.
Antonym: INSENSITIVE
sensitively adverb: She handled the matter sensitively and effectively. + He writes sensitively.
Idioms see NERVE n.
Collocation Dictionary
adj

1 able to understand other people's feelings

VERBS

be | become | make sb
Her experiences had made her sensitive to other people's troubles.

ADV.

deeply, extremely, highly, unusually, very
a highly sensitive, caring man
| increasingly | quite

PREP.

to
Horses are very sensitive to their riders' moods.

2 easily upset/annoyed

VERBS

be, seem | become | remain

ADV.

acutely, deeply, extremely, morbidly, painfully, particularly, terribly, very | a bit, pretty, rather

PREP.

about
Teenagers are often very sensitive about their appearance.
| to
He was acutely sensitive to criticism.

3 needing to be dealt with carefully

VERBS

be | become | remain

ADV.

extremely, highly, particularly, very
this highly sensitive issue
| fairly, rather, somewhat
a somewhat sensitive question
| commercially, environmentally, politically, socially
commercially sensitive information

4 reacting quickly/more than usual to sth

VERBS

be | become

ADV.

extremely, highly, morbidly, painfully, particularly, unusually, very | quite

PREP.

to
Her eyes are very sensitive to light.

5 able to measure very small changes

VERBS

be
The bat's hearing is remarkably sensitive.

ADV.

acutely, especially, exquisitely, extremely, highly, keenly, remarkably, very
The equipment is highly sensitive.
| fairly, quite | enough, sufficiently
The probe is sensitive enough to detect the presence of a single microbe.

PREP.

to
sensitive to the slightest movement


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