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Synonyms of sensitive in English:


  • 1 she's sensitive to changes in temperature
    responsive to, reactive to, sentient of, sensitized to;
    aware of, conscious of, alive to;
    susceptible to, affected by, vulnerable to;
    attuned to
    [Antonyms] impervious, unresponsive
  • 2 sensitive skin
    delicate, fragile;
    tender, sore, raw
    [Antonyms] resilient, tough
  • 3 the matter needs sensitive handling
    tactful, careful, thoughtful, diplomatic, delicate, subtle, kid-glove;
    sympathetic, compassionate, understanding, intuitive, responsive, insightful
    [Antonyms] clumsy
  • 4 he's sensitive about his bald patch
    touchy, oversensitive, hypersensitive, easily offended, easily upset, easily hurt, thin-skinned, defensive;
    paranoid, neurotic
    informal uptight
    [Antonyms] thick-skinned
  • 5 a sensitive issue
    difficult, delicate, tricky, awkward, problematic, ticklish, precarious;
    controversial, emotive
    informal sticky
    [Antonyms] uncontroversial
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