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sensitive

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of sensitive

  1. 1 able to sense slight impressions or differences <a scale that is sensitive to the smallest change in weight> Synonyms delicate, fine, keen, perceptive, quick, acute, sharpRelated Words accurate, clear, discerning, good, piercing, precise, receptive, sensible, subtle; hair-trigger, hyperacute, hypersensitive, oversensitive, supersensitiveNear Antonyms bad, deadened, dimmed, dull, dulled, fading; dead, imperceptive, insensible, insensitive, numb; imprecise, inaccurate

  2. 2 being in a situation where one is likely to meet with harm <she's very sensitive to the sun and will burn if she's outside for any amount of time> Synonyms endangered, exposed, open, liable, subject (to), susceptible, vulnerableRelated Words likely, prone; uncovered, undefended, unguarded, unprotected, unscreened, unsecuredNear Antonyms covered, guarded, protected, safeguarded, screened, secured, sheltered, shielded, wardedAntonyms insusceptible, invulnerable, unexposed, unsusceptible

  3. 3 easily injured without careful handling <the sensitive skin of a newborn mouse> Synonyms delicate, fragile, frail, tenderRelated Words breakable, brittle, crushable, eggshell, frangible, friable; feeble, flimsy, puny, slight, soft, tenuous, weak; nonhardy, perishable, resistless, susceptible, unresistant, vulnerable, yieldingNear Antonyms durable, firm, flinty, hard, hardy, resistant, robust, rugged, solid, sound, stiff, stout, strong, sturdy, substantial; infrangible, nonbreakable, unbreakable; hardened, inured, strengthened, tempered, toughenedAntonyms tough

  4. 4 of or relating to physical sensation or the senses <sensitive data> Synonyms sensational, sensory, sensorial, sensuousRelated Words afferent, receptive; sensate, sensualNear Antonyms extrasensory, intuitional

  5. 5 requiring exceptional skill or caution in performance or handling <pointing out to the boss that she's wrong is always a sensitive task> Synonyms catchy, delicate, difficult, dodgy [chiefly British], hairy, knotty, nasty, prickly, problematic (also problematical), tricky, spiny, sticky, thorny, ticklish, touchy, tough, tricksyRelated Words abstract, abstruse, complex, complicated, hard, intricate, involved, recondite, serious; problem, scabrous, stubborn, troublesome, troublous, vexatious, vexing, worrisome; burdensome, demanding, discommoding, exacting, exhausting, importunate, inconvenient, onerous, oppressive, painful, stressfulNear Antonyms easy, effortless, manageable, painless, simple, straightforward, uncomplicated, undemanding, unproblematic




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