Here you will learn the difference between sensible and sensitive, two words coming from the same Latin root but with very different meanings.
If you are sensible, you have common sense, you are reasonable and have good judgement. You don’t make stupid mistakes.
Be sensible! Your chances of winning the lottery are close to nil.
Used about clothes, shoes or other things, sensible can mean practical, functional, not fashionable.
Bob’s wife understood his love for fast sports cars but managed to talk him into buying a sensible car that could accommodate their big family.
A sensitive person can be easily affected or upset by what others say or do.
Why are you so sensitive to criticism?
Being sensitive can also mean that you are understanding and sympathetic to other people’s needs.
As a good mother she was always sensitive to her children’s needs.
Used about things, sensitive means delicate or fragile, easily damaged, needing protection.
A baby’s skin is very sensitive to sunlight.
This is sensitive information.
The corresponding nouns are sensibility and sensitivity.