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Synonyms for sensitive
ˈsɛn sɪ tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. medium, spiritualist, sensitive(adj)

    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. sensitive(adj)

    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. sensitive(adj)

    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, sensitive(adj)

    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, tender(adj)


    "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. sensitive(adj)

    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


  1. sensitive(adjective)

    caring, tender, precise, compassionate, aware

    stoic, uncaring, resistant, insensitive

  2. sensitive(adjective)

    Having the faculty of sensation; pertaining to the senses.

    tender, precise, caring, compassionate, aware

    resistant, insensitive, uncaring, stoic

  3. sensitive(adjective)

    Responsive to stimuli.

    tender, precise, compassionate, caring, aware

    resistant, insensitive, uncaring, stoic

  4. sensitive(adjective)

    Of a person, easily offended, upset or hurt.

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

    tender, compassionate, caring, precise, aware

    stoic, insensitive, resistant, uncaring

  5. sensitive(adjective)

    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.

    aware, compassionate, caring, tender, precise

    insensitive, stoic, resistant, uncaring

  6. sensitive(adjective)

    Accurate (instrument)

    caring, tender, precise, compassionate, aware

    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.

    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 Antonyms

  1. sensitive

    sentient, perceptive, impressible, easily affected

    unimpressible, not easily affected

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sensitive

    a.. sentient, perceptive

  2. sensitive

    impressible, easily affected

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sensitive(a)

    susceptible, impressible, sentient, irritable

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. sensitive

    See Piezoelectric sensitive

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  1. Saj Khan:

    Dr Homer said. The laser treats only the iris and does not enter the pupil or treat any portion of the inside of the eye where the nerves affecting the vision are located. The company is still in the fundraising stage but hopes to have completed clinical trials within several years. And the cost of turning your brown eyes blue ? Dr Homer says Stroma Medical would charge around $ 5,000( £ 3,120) for the procedure. Industry skepticism Industry reaction to the process has been muted. Ophthalmologists who deal with people's eyes, Dr Homer concedes, have every right to be skeptical for the simple fact they are dealing with one of the most sensitive organs in the human body. Saj Khan, an ophthalmologist at the London Eye Hospital, told CNN the treatment raised some red flags. ' The main concern with any procedure that involves releasing pigment inside the eye is that the pigment can clog up the normal drainage channels which can in turn cause the pressure inside the eye to go up, if that happens significantly enough, for long enough, it's how patients develop glaucoma.

  2. Karl Ulrich Garnadt:

    Of course we feel what Ryanair is doing. Customers are becoming more price sensitive, that's why we have to improve our cost position.

  3. Adrian Musa:

    This is a very sensitive issue and where we come from in Matabeleland if you term the word Gukurahundi people will start raising their eyebrows to see who is talking.

  4. Bucky Hellwig:

    With the stronger-than-anticipated employment report, there's discussion the Fed might move earlier rather than later ... so we've seen the financial sector do well and the interest rate-sensitive utilities sector do poorly.

  5. Jennifer Elzea:

    DHS is committed to ensuring that people seeking to participate in activities or utilize services provided at sensitive locations are free to do so without fear or hesitation.

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