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Having or showing a sensitive or, sometimes, finicky distaste for what is considered offensive or improper
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  1. Having or showing a sensitive or, sometimes, finicky distaste for what is considered offensive or improper
  2. Easily broken or damaged:
  3. Marked by sensitivity of discrimination:
Painful to the touch; tender.
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  1. Painful to the touch; tender.
  2. Causing embarrassment or irritation:
  3. Feeling physical pain; hurting:
Not finished, covered, or coated:
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  1. Not finished, covered, or coated:
  2. Not having been subjected to adjustment, treatment, or analysis:
  3. Inexperienced or untrained:
Marked by or requiring great care and diligence:
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  1. Marked by or requiring great care and diligence:
  2. Causing pain or distress, either physical or mental. [from 14th c.]
  3. Full of or giving pain:
Tending to be very anxious and easily agitated.
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  1. Tending to be very anxious and easily agitated.
  2. Nervous; anxious; excited or excitable.
  3. Highly sensitive or nervous and tense
(Linguistics) Enunciated with taut muscles, as the sound (ē) in keen.
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  1. (Linguistics) Enunciated with taut muscles, as the sound (ē) in keen.
  2. In a state of nervous tension or mental strain:
  3. Causing or characterized by nervous tension or mental strain:
Characterized by or having a disordered state of the nerves
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  1. Characterized by or having a disordered state of the nerves
  2. Of the nerves
  3. Marked by or having a feeling of unease or apprehension:
Having sense perception; conscious:
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  1. Having sense perception; conscious:
  2. Of, having, or capable of feeling or perception; conscious
Readily or easily influenced; suggestible:
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  1. Readily or easily influenced; suggestible:
  2. Susceptible of impression; capable of receiving impressions; emotional.
  3. Easily affected by impressions; esp., capable of being influenced intellectually, emotionally, or morally; sensitive
Having senses; capable of receiving sensation; sensitive
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  1. Having senses; capable of receiving sensation; sensitive
  2. Acting with or exhibiting good judgment; reasonable:
  3. Having appreciation or understanding; emotionally or intellectually aware
Able to perceive quickly and easily; having keen insight or intuition; penetrating
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  1. Able to perceive quickly and easily; having keen insight or intuition; penetrating
  2. Marked by discernment and understanding; sensitive.
  3. Having or showing keenness of perception, insight, understanding, or intuition
Especially sensitive; highly impressionable:
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  1. Especially sensitive; highly impressionable:
  2. Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing something:
  3. Easily affected emotionally; having a sensitive nature or feelings
Receiving or ready to receive penetration in sexual intercourse.
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  1. Receiving or ready to receive penetration in sexual intercourse.
  2. Capable of or qualified for receiving.
  3. Inclined to the favorable reception of a request, suggestion, etc.
Beyond natural or known physical processes
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  1. Beyond natural or known physical processes
  2. Apparently sensitive to forces beyond the physical world
  3. Of, relating to, affecting, or influenced by the human mind or psyche; mental:
Of or relating to sensations or sensory impressions.
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  1. Of or relating to sensations or sensory impressions.
  2. Of or pertaining to sensation or the senses; sensory
Full of soul.
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  1. Full of soul.
  2. Full of or expressing deep feeling; profoundly emotional.
Consisting of very small particles; not coarse:
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  1. Consisting of very small particles; not coarse:
  2. Satisfactory; acceptable:
  3. Thin; slender:
Beautifully fine in texture, quality, or workmanship
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  1. Beautifully fine in texture, quality, or workmanship
  2. Fine or soft in touch or skill:
  3. Exquisitely fine or dainty:
That can be impressed; impressionable
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  1. That can be impressed; impressionable
  2. Susceptible to impressions; malleable:
  3. Capable of being impressed; susceptible of receiving impression.
Readily or easily influenced; suggestible:
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  1. Readily or easily influenced; suggestible:
  2. Susceptible of impression; capable of receiving impressions; emotional.
  3. Easily affected by impressions; esp., capable of being influenced intellectually, emotionally, or morally; sensitive
Sensitive to, and readily reacting to, stimuli, changes, control mechanisms, etc.
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  1. Sensitive to, and readily reacting to, stimuli, changes, control mechanisms, etc.
  2. Able to receive and respond to external stimuli.
  3. Susceptible to the feelings of others.
Having senses; capable of receiving sensation; sensitive
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  1. Having senses; capable of receiving sensation; sensitive
  2. Acting with or exhibiting good judgment; reasonable:
  3. Having appreciation or understanding; emotionally or intellectually aware
Having sense perception; conscious:
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  1. Having sense perception; conscious:
  2. Of, having, or capable of feeling or perception; conscious
Especially sensitive; highly impressionable:
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  1. Especially sensitive; highly impressionable:
  2. Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing something:
  3. Easily affected emotionally; having a sensitive nature or feelings
Using or having effects intended to startle, shock, thrill, etc.
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  1. Using or having effects intended to startle, shock, thrill, etc.
  2. Of the senses or sensation
  3. Of or pertaining to sensation.
Of or relating to sensations or sensory impressions.
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  1. Of or relating to sensations or sensory impressions.
  2. Of or pertaining to sensation or the senses; sensory
Of or relating to the senses or sensation.
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  1. Of or relating to the senses or sensation.
  2. Of the senses or sensation
  3. Transmitting impulses from sense organs to nerve centers; afferent.
Of the body and the senses as distinguished from the intellect or spirit; bodily
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  1. Of the body and the senses as distinguished from the intellect or spirit; bodily
  2. Relating to or affecting any of the senses or a sense organ; sensory:
  3. Relating to or involving gratification of the senses, especially sexual gratification:
Relating to or involving gratification of the senses:
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  1. Relating to or involving gratification of the senses:
  2. Sexually attractive.
  3. Relating to or affecting the senses; sensory:
Having an acute angle:
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  1. Having an acute angle:
  2. Extremely sharp or severe; intense:
  3. Narrowly pointed; sharp:
Cutting into
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  1. Cutting into
  2. Quickly proceeding to judgment and forceful in expression; decisive; forthright.
  3. Having the quality of incising, cutting, or penetrating, as with a sharp instrument; sharp; acute; sarcastic; biting.
Having a sharp edge or point; that can cut well
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  1. Having a sharp edge or point; that can cut well
  2. Sharp; vivid; strong:
  3. Sharp-witted; mentally acute; shrewd
Keenly perceptive or understanding; acute:
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  1. Keenly perceptive or understanding; acute:
  2. Able or seeming to penetrate:
  3. Sharp; piercing
Having the ability to perceive; keen in discernment.
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  1. Having the ability to perceive; keen in discernment.
  2. Marked by discernment and understanding; sensitive.
  3. Having or showing keenness of perception, insight, understanding, or intuition
Of something that investigates or explores deeply.
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Strongly affecting the senses of smell and taste:
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  1. Strongly affecting the senses of smell and taste:
  2. Abrupt or acute:
  3. Fierce or impetuous; violent:
Forceful and clear; penetrating:
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  1. Forceful and clear; penetrating:
  2. (Figuratively) Keen; biting; vigorously effective and articulate; severe; as, trenchant wit.
  3. (Archaic) Cutting; sharp
Appealing to or arousing emotion.
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  1. Appealing to or arousing emotion.
  2. Of or relating to the emotions.
  3. Marked by or exhibiting emotion:
Full of or expressing emotion or sensitivity; sympathetic
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  1. Full of or expressing emotion or sensitivity; sympathetic
  2. Easily moved emotionally; sympathetic:
  3. Expressive of sensibility or emotion:
Requiring careful or tactful treatment:
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  1. Requiring careful or tactful treatment:
  2. Easily broken or damaged:
  3. Marked by sensitivity of discrimination:
Using or marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others.
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  1. Using or marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others.
  2. Exhibiting diplomacy; exercising tact or courtesy; using discussion to avoid hard feelings, fights or arguments.
  3. Describing a publication of a text which follows a single basic manuscript, but with variants in other manuscripts noted in the critical apparatus
Careful about what one says or does; prudent; esp., keeping silent or preserving confidences when necessary
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  1. Careful about what one says or does; prudent; esp., keeping silent or preserving confidences when necessary
  2. Possessed of, exercising, or showing prudence and self-restraint in speech and behavior; circumspect:
  3. Made, done, or situated so as to attract little notice:
(Archaic) Of or relating to polity, or civil government; political.
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  1. (Archaic) Of or relating to polity, or civil government; political.
  2. Having practical wisdom; prudent; shrewd; diplomatic
  3. Discreet and diplomatic.
Having or showing tact
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  1. Having or showing tact
  2. Possessing or exhibiting tact; considerate and discreet:
  3. Possessing tact; able to deal with people in a sensitive manner.
Requiring careful or tactful treatment:
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  1. Requiring careful or tactful treatment:
  2. Easily broken or damaged:
  3. Marked by sensitivity of discrimination:
Very sensitive or easily upset; touchy
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  1. Very sensitive or easily upset; touchy
  2. Needing careful handling; precarious; delicate
  3. Touchy, sensitive, or delicate.
(Idiomatic) attributive form of touch and go
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  1. (Idiomatic) attributive form of touch and go
  2. (Idiomatic) precarious, delicate, dangerous, risky, sensitive or of uncertain outcome.
  3. Dangerous and uncertain in nature or outcome; precarious; delicate:
Easily offended; oversensitive; irritable
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  1. Easily offended; oversensitive; irritable
  2. Highly sensitive to touch. Used of a body part.
  3. Requiring special tact or skill in handling; delicate:
Requiring great skill or care
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  1. Requiring great skill or care
  2. Hard to deal with, complicated
  3. Requiring caution or skill:
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