Definition of sensitively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsensətɪvli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsensətɪvli//
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  1. 1in a way that shows that you are aware of and able to understand other people and their feelings Victims know they will be treated sensitively. opposite insensitively (1)
  2. 2in a way that shows you are easily offended or upset She worried that she might have reacted too sensitively.
  3. 3with great care not to offend people or make them angry or embarrassed She handled the matter sensitively. opposite insensitively (1)
  4. 4in a way that shows understanding art, music and literature and an ability to express yourself through them He writes sensitively.