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Synonyms for sensitive
ˈsɛn sɪ tɪvsen·si·tive

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Wiktionary

  1. sensitiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    caring, tender, precise, compassionate, aware

    Antonyms:
    stoic, uncaring, resistant, insensitive

  2. sensitiveadjective

    Having the faculty of sensation; pertaining to the senses.

    Synonyms:
    aware, compassionate, caring, precise, tender

    Antonyms:
    stoic, uncaring, insensitive, resistant

  3. sensitiveadjective

    Responsive to stimuli.

    Synonyms:
    precise, aware, caring, compassionate, tender

    Antonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    aware, precise, caring, tender, compassionate

    Antonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    tender, precise, caring, compassionate, aware

    Antonyms:
    uncaring, resistant, stoic, insensitive

  6. sensitiveadjective

    Accurate (instrument)

    Synonyms:
    caring, tender, precise, compassionate, aware

    Antonyms:
    insensitive, resistant, uncaring, stoic

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

    Synonyms:
    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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sensitive

    Synonyms:
    sentient, perceptive, impressible, easily affected

    Antonyms:
    unimpressible, not easily affected

Princeton's WordNet

  1. medium, spiritualist, sensitiveadjective

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

    "he consulted several mediums"

    Synonyms:
    spiritualist, mass medium, metier, medium, culture medium

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    tender, raw, sensible, sore

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    tender, raw, sensible, sore

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    tender, reasonable, raw, sensible, sore

    Antonyms:
    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

    hurting

    "the tender spot on his jaw"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    tender, raw, sensible, sore

    Antonyms:
    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 Synonymes

  1. sensitive

    Synonyms:
    a.. sentient, perceptive

  2. sensitive

    Synonyms:
    impressible, easily affected

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sensitiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    susceptible, impressible, sentient, irritable

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. sensitive

    Synonyms:
    See Piezoelectric sensitive

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How to use sensitive in a sentence?

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Meaning, beauty, and pathos of words describe and speak its quality itself and touch the sensitive hearts and minds without hindrances.

  2. Michael Gordon:

    Infants, toddlers and young children have lung tissue that is many times more sensitive to the deleterious effect of the particulates in cigarette smoke.

  3. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang:

    First, as I've said many times before, China always opposes any country imposing unilateral sanctions, second, under the present situation where the situation on the Korean Peninsula is complex and sensitive, we oppose any moves that may further worsen tensions there.

  4. Eric Schiffer:

    There are these incoming missiles from many who are damaging the brand in ways that are not catastrophic but will affect brand perception in the short run, playboy has been dealing with this reckless war from former Playmates, and those who desperately wanted to be in his inner circle because of all the benefits and accoutrements and attention and glamour. The challenge is we’re at a time when Generation Z and millennials are far more sensitive about issues about equality and how people are treated, and especially how males conduct themselves.

  5. Barack Obama:

    I had hesitated on gay marriage, in part, because I thought civil unions would be sufficient, i was sensitive to the fact that -- for a lot of people -- that the word marriage is something that provokes very powerful traditions and religious beliefs.


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