Translation of sensitive in Spanish:

sensitive

Pronunciation: /ˈsensətɪv/

adj

  • 1 1.1 (emotionally responsive) [person] sensible; [performance/account] lleno de sensibilidadto be sensitive to sth to be sensitive to music tener* sensibilidad para la música to be sensitive to sb's needs/problems ser* or (Chi, Méx tb) estar* muy consciente de las necesidades/los problemas de algn, tener* muy presentes las necesidades/los problemas de algn 1.2 (touchy) [person] susceptiblesensitive about/to sth he's very sensitive to criticism es muy susceptible a la crítica he's very sensitive about his spots vive preocupado por los granitos
  • 2 (physically responsive) [skin] sensible, delicado; [teeth] sensible; [instrument/film] sensible sensitive to sth sensible a algo to be sensitive to temperature changes ser* sensible a los cambios de temperatura
  • 3 3.1 (secret) [document/information] confidencial he holds a sensitive post in the Ministry ocupa un puesto de absoluta confianza en el Ministerio 3.2 (requiring tact) [topic/issue] delicado the sensitive border region la conflictiva zona fronteriza

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