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If we want to praise someone’s ability to work with others, we say:

‘I greatly admire how sensitive Jim is to the needs of others.’


‘Sensory’ means ‘related to the senses,’ and ‘senseless’ means either that something is pointless, or that someone has been struck and is now dazed. Two words that are sometimes confused are ‘sensible’ and ‘sensitive’. ‘Sensible’ means that either a person or their idea makes good sense. But someone who has a good feel for what other people want or need and is empathetic is ‘sensitive.’



You’d have more luck getting along with Helen if you managed to be a bit more sensitive.


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