Grammar Patterns

ADJ to n

The 'sensitive' group

These adjectives indicate that someone or something is aware or unaware of something, or sensitive or insensitive to it. The sensitivity may be physical or emotional.
The Native American tradition was much more alive to the need to live in harmony with animals because many Native American peoples were hunter-gatherers who depended on wild animals for their survival.
If you are allergic to milk products then yogurt will not be good for you.
Growers are increasingly planting varieties of crops which have been specially bred to be resistant to pests and diseases.
A poet is especially sensitive to beauty, and more aware than most of what is going on around him.
Although divorce almost invariably leaves both parties worse off financially, women who are not working are particularly vulnerable to potential hardship.
In the case of vulnerable, the preposition to is often followed by an '-ing' clause.
Accept that your feelings are likely to be raw and your equilibrium badly affected for the present, and therefore that you're particularly vulnerable to making bad decisions.
  • alert
  • alive
  • allergic
  • attuned
  • blind
  • deaf
  • hypersensitive
  • immune
  • impervious
  • insensitive
  • inured
  • invulnerable
  • oblivious
  • open
  • oriented
  • predisposed
  • receptive
  • resistant
  • responsive
  • sensitive
  • susceptible
  • tuned in
  • unresponsive
  • vulnerable
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