- sensible horizon,
- sensible perspiration,
- sensitive fern,
- sensitive plant,
Origin of sensitive
Examples from the Web for sensitive
And the Gävle Goat, apparently a sensitive creature, took the destruction hard.
The expo is introduced by Mayor Anne Hildalgo, who describes it as a “sensitive reading of the upheavals in French society.”
But they are also sensitive to pressure and attention from the West.
On the show, we had to find a way to navigate that in a sensitive way.Natalie Dormer Talks ‘Hunger Games,’ Feminism, and Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Needs More Dick|Marlow Stern|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sensitive subjects are met with a short burst of laughter, and serious answers are sandwiched between a piercing gaze.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By her own personal strength her twelve children were brought forth, and her own sensitive fibres and tissues felt the suffering.What a Young Husband Ought to Know|Sylvanus Stall
But I may become so sensitive to the Spirit's thoughts and presence, that I shall know more keenly and quickly what to pray for.Quiet Talks on Prayer|S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
The shoulders are the thermometer of the sensitive and passional life.Delsarte System of Oratory|Various
Make me sensitive to the unseen influences that bring thy messages.Leaves of Life|Margaret Bird Steinmetz
However, I'm not sensitive or resentful, so I'll give you good advice on your way.The Road to Damascus|August Strindberg
Word Origin for sensitive
late 14c., in reference to the body or its parts, "having the function of sensation;" also (early 15c.) "pertaining to the faculty of the soul that receives and analyzes sensory information;" from Old French sensitif "capable of feeling" (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin sensitivus "capable of sensation," from Latin sensus, past participle of sentire "feel perceive" (see sense (n.)).
Meaning "easily affected" (with reference to mental feelings) first recorded 1816; meaning "having intense physical sensation" is from 1849. Original meaning is preserved in sensitive plant (1630s), which is "mechanically irritable in a higher degree than almost any other plant" [Century Dictionary]. Meaning "involving national security" is recorded from 1953. Related: Sensitively; sensitiveness.