An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (susceptible)
a. sensible
I also have sensitive teeth, so I really recommend this toothpaste.Yo también tengo dientes sensibles, así que te recomiendo mucho esta pasta de dientes.
b. delicado
We have lots of products designed for people with sensitive skin.Tenemos muchos productos diseñados para la gente con piel delicada.
c. susceptible
Julia is very sensitive to certain chemicals used in cleaning products.Julia es muy susceptible a ciertos químicos que se usan en los productos de limpieza.
2. (full of emotion)
a. sensible
She's a very sensitive young girl who cares a lot about the world's problems.Es una jovencita muy sensible que se preocupa mucho por los problemas del mundo.
3. (touchy)
a. delicado (topic)
Religion and politics are always sensitive topics.La religión y la política siempre son temas delicados.
b. susceptible (person)
He's really sensitive right now because his girlfriend just broke up with him.Es muy susceptible en este momento porque su novia acaba de romper con él.
4. (responsive)
a. sensible
We have installed a very sensitive sensor near the fault as part of the earthquake warning system.Hemos instalado un sensor muy sensible cerca de la falla como parte del sistema de alerta de terremotos.
5. (secret)
a. confidencial
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in general)
a. sensible
2. (touchy)
a. susceptible
sensitive [ˈsensɪtɪv]
1 (emotionally aware, responsive) [+person] sensible; [+story, novel, film] lleno de sensibilidad
to be sensitive to sth ser sensible a algo; ser consciente de algo
a sensitive story about the problems of growing up he was always so sensitive and caring We're trying to make people more sensitive to the problems faced by working mothers The classroom teacher must be sensitive to a child's needs she is very sensitive to her children's feelings
2 (touchy) [+person] susceptible
to be sensitive about sth: young people are very sensitive about their appearance a los jóvenes les preocupa mucho su aspecto
she's sensitive about her nose some parents are sensitive about advice from their children's teachers
he is deeply sensitive to criticism es muy susceptible a las críticas
Take it easy. Don't be so sensitive You really must stop being so sensitive about your accent
3 (delicate) [+issue, subject] delicado; [+region, area] conflictivo
this is politically very sensitive esto es muy conflictivo or muy delicado desde el punto de vista político
Sex is a sensitive subject for most families Crime was a sensitive subject in the Soviet Union the sensitive [issue] of race relations This is one of the most sensitive [issues] that the government faces
4 (confidential) [+document, report, information] confidencial
He instructed staff to shred sensitive documents sensitive information which, in the wrong hands, could jeopardise the safety of British troops
5 (easily affected) [+skin] delicado; sensible; [+teeth] sensible
I have sensitive skin Dental experts have discovered that sensitive teeth are a result of receding gums
6 (highly responsive) [+instrument] sensible; (Fot) [+paper, film] sensible; (Economics) [+market] volátil
to be sensitive to light/heat ser sensible a la luz/al calor
an extremely sensitive microscope highly sensitive electronic cameras
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