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Sensitive vs. Vulnerable

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Sensitiveadjective

having the faculty of sensation; pertaining to the senses

Vulnerableadjective

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

‘You are vulnerable to be bullied by someone at school.’;

Sensitiveadjective

Responsive to stimuli.

Vulnerableadjective

Open to disclosing one's inner thoughts and feelings, acting in spite of one's instinct to self-preservation.

‘It's okay to get vulnerable every now and again.’;

Sensitiveadjective

(of a person) easily offended, upset or hurt

‘Max is very sensitive; he cried today because of the bad news.’;

Vulnerableadjective

(computing) More likely to be exposed to malicious programs or viruses.

‘a vulnerable PC with no antivirus software’;

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Sensitiveadjective

(of an issue, topic, etc.) capable of offending, upsetting or hurting

‘Religion is often a sensitive topic of discussion and should be avoided when dealing with foreign business associates.’;

Vulnerableadjective

Capable of being wounded; susceptible of wounds or external injuries; as, a vulnerable body.

‘Achilles was vulnerable in his heel; and there will be wanting a Paris to infix the dart.’;

Sensitiveadjective

meant to be concealed or kept secret.

‘These are highly sensitive documents.’;

Vulnerableadjective

Liable to injury; subject to be affected injuriously; assailable; as, a vulnerable reputation.

‘His skill in finding out the vulnerable parts of strong minds was consummate.’;

Sensitiveadjective

(of an instrument) accurate

Vulnerableadjective

susceptible to attack;

‘a vulnerable bridge’;

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Sensitiveadjective

(archaic) Having paranormal abilities that can be controlled through mesmerism.

Vulnerableadjective

susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation;

‘vulnerable to bribery’; ‘an argument vulnerable to refutation’;

Sensitivenoun

one with a paranormal sensitivity to something that most cannot perceive

Vulnerableadjective

capable of being wounded or hurt;

‘vulnerable parts of the body’;

Sensitiveadjective

Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul.

Vulnerableadjective

susceptible to physical or emotional injury;

‘at a tender age’;

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Sensitiveadjective

Having quick and acute sensibility, either to the action of external objects, or to impressions upon the mind and feelings; highly susceptible; easily and acutely affected.

‘She was too sensitive to abuse and calumny.’;

Sensitiveadjective

Having a capacity of being easily affected or moved; as, a sensitive thermometer; sensitive scales.

Sensitiveadjective

Serving to affect the sense; sensible.

‘A sensitive love of some sensitive objects.’;

Sensitiveadjective

Of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation.

Sensitiveadjective

responsive to physical stimuli;

‘a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch’; ‘a sensitive voltmeter’; ‘sensitive skin’; ‘sensitive to light’;

Sensitiveadjective

having acute mental or emotional sensibility;

‘sensitive to the local community and its needs’;

Sensitiveadjective

able to feel or perceive;

‘even amoeba are sensible creatures’; ‘the more sensible p{ enveloping(a), shrouding(a), concealing,& (concealing by enclosing or wrapping as if in something that is not solid;’; ‘;’; ‘) }arts of the skin’;

Sensitiveadjective

hurting;

‘the tender spot on his jaw’;

Sensitiveadjective

used officially of classified information or matters affecting national security

Sensitiveadjective

quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences

‘spiders are sensitive to vibrations on their web’; ‘the new method of protein detection was more sensitive than earlier ones’;

Sensitiveadjective

easily damaged, injured, or distressed by slight changes

‘the committee called for improved protection of wildlife in environmentally sensitive areas’;

Sensitiveadjective

(of photographic materials) prepared so as to respond rapidly to the action of light.

Sensitiveadjective

(of a market) unstable and liable to quick changes of price because of outside influences

‘the Japanese were successfully entering many of the most sensitive markets’;

Sensitiveadjective

having or displaying a quick and delicate appreciation of others' feelings

‘I pay tribute to the Minister for his sensitive handling of the bill’;

Sensitiveadjective

easily offended or upset

‘I suppose I shouldn't be so sensitive’;

Sensitiveadjective

kept secret or with restrictions on disclosure to avoid endangering security

‘he was suspected of passing sensitive information to other countries’;

Sensitivenoun

a person who is believed to respond to paranormal influences.

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