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Synonyms for sensitive
ˈsɛn sɪ tɪvsen·si·tive

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  1. sensitiveadjective

    caring, tender, precise, compassionate, aware

    stoic, uncaring, resistant, insensitive

  2. sensitiveadjective

    Having the faculty of sensation; pertaining to the senses.

    aware, compassionate, caring, precise, tender

    stoic, uncaring, insensitive, resistant

  3. sensitiveadjective

    Responsive to stimuli.

    precise, aware, caring, compassionate, tender

    stoic, uncaring, insensitive, resistant

  4. sensitiveadjective

    Of a person, easily offended, upset or hurt.

    My friend Max is very sensitive; he cried today because of the bad news.

    aware, precise, caring, tender, compassionate

    insensitive, resistant, stoic, uncaring

  5. sensitiveadjective

    Of an issue, capable of offending, upsetting or hurting.

    Religion is often a sensitive topic of discussion and should be avoided when dealing with foreign business associates.

    tender, precise, caring, compassionate, aware

    uncaring, resistant, stoic, insensitive

  6. sensitiveadjective

    Accurate (instrument)

    caring, tender, precise, compassionate, aware

    insensitive, resistant, uncaring, stoic

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sensitive

    Fine (Latin finis, end) denotes that which has been brought to a full end, finished. From this root-sense many derived meanings branch out, causing words quite remote from each other to be alike synonyms of fine. That which is truly finished, brought to an ideal end, is excellent of its kind, and beautiful, if a thing that admits of beauty; as, a fine house, fine trees, a fine woman, a fine morning; if a thing that admits of the removal of impurities, it is not finished till these are removed, and hence fine signifies clarified, clear, pure, refined; as, fine gold. That which is finished is apt to be polished, smooth to the touch, minutely exact in outline; hence fine comes to be a synonym for all words like dainty, delicate, exquisite; as, fine manners, a fine touch, fine perceptions. As that which is delicate is apt to be small, by an easy extension of meaning fine becomes a synonym for slender, slight, minute, comminuted; as, a fine thread, fine sand; or for filmy, tenuous, thin; as, a fine lace, fine wire; and as a thin edge is keen, sharp, fine becomes also a synonym for these words; as, a fine point, a fine edge. Compare BEAUTIFUL; MINUTE.

    beautiful, clarified, clear, comminuted, dainty, delicate, elegant, excellent, exquisite, fine, gauzy, handsome, keen, minute, nice, polished, pure, refined, sharp, slender, slight, small, smooth, splendid, subtile, subtle, tenuous, thin

    big, blunt, clumsy, coarse, great, heavy, huge, immense, large, rude, stout, thick

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sensitive

    sentient, perceptive, impressible, easily affected

    unimpressible, not easily affected

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 1 vote

  1. medium, spiritualist, sensitiveadjective

    someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead

    "he consulted several mediums"

    spiritualist, mass medium, metier, medium, culture medium

    thick-skinned, tough-skinned, unaffected(p), unclassified, pachydermatous, insensitive, indurate, dull, dead, numb(p), insensible(p), painless, unreactive, soulless, dead(p), deadened, callous

  2. sensitiveadjective

    responsive to physical stimuli

    "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light"

    tender, raw, sensible, sore

    thick-skinned, dull, dead(p), painless, unaffected(p), dead, numb(p), insensible(p), tough-skinned, unclassified, callous, unreactive, insensitive, soulless, indurate, pachydermatous, deadened

  3. sensitiveadjective

    being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others

    "sensitive to the local community and its needs"

    tender, raw, sensible, sore

    deadened, unaffected(p), pachydermatous, dead(p), painless, dead, soulless, numb(p), callous, indurate, unreactive, insensible(p), dull, tough-skinned, thick-skinned, unclassified, insensitive

  4. sensible, sensitiveadjective

    able to feel or perceive

    "even amoeba are sensible creatures"; "the more sensible parts of the skin"

    tender, reasonable, raw, sensible, sore

    dull, pachydermatous, unaffected(p), unreactive, tough-skinned, dead, insensitive, numb(p), painless, thick-skinned, deadened, indurate, soulless, unclassified, dead(p), insensible(p), callous

  5. sensitive, sore, raw, tenderadjective


    "the tender spot on his jaw"

    stark naked, tender, bare-assed, new, sore, fond, cranky, crank, raw, warm, naked as a jaybird, unsanded, natural, peeled, in the altogether, painful, cutting, in the raw, affectionate, crude, mad, tippy, afflictive, bare-ass, raw(a), rude(a), naked, bleak, huffy, lovesome, sensible, untoughened, in the buff

    callous, tough-skinned, indurate, dead, insensible(p), soulless, deadened, unclassified, numb(p), dull, pachydermatous, unreactive, thick-skinned, insensitive, unaffected(p), painless, dead(p)

  6. sensitiveadjective

    of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security

    tender, raw, sensible, sore

    dull, painless, tough-skinned, pachydermatous, unclassified, indurate, deadened, dead(p), unaffected(p), soulless, insensible(p), numb(p), insensitive, thick-skinned, callous, unreactive, dead

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sensitive

    a.. sentient, perceptive

  2. sensitive

    impressible, easily affected

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sensitiveadjective

    susceptible, impressible, sentient, irritable

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sensitive

    See Piezoelectric sensitive

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  1. The RBI:

    For monetary transmission to occur, lending rates have to be sensitive to the policy rate, it was observed that base rates based on marginal cost of funds are more sensitive to changes in the policy rates.

  2. Dan Quayle:

    People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.

  3. J Danforth Quayle:

    People that are really weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.

  4. The People Daily:

    Many of the criminal suspects have confirmed that the Fengrui legal firm pursued sensitive cases, and if they were not sensitive or prominent enough, they would think of ways to stir them up.

  5. Alan Watts:

    We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.

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