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Synonyms for sensitive

Synonyms for (noun) sensitive

Synonyms: medium, sensitive, spiritualist Definition: someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead Usage: he consulted several mediums

Similar words: psychic Definition: a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception

Synonyms for (adjective) sensitive

Synonyms: sensitive Definition: of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security

Similar words: classified Definition: official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation Usage: thousands of classified documents have now been declassified

Synonyms: sensitive, sore, tender, raw Definition: hurting Usage: the tender spot on his jaw

Similar words: painful Definition: causing physical or psychological pain Usage: worked with painful slowness

Synonyms: sensitive Definition: responsive to physical stimuli Usage: a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch; a sensitive voltmeter; sensitive skin; sensitive to light

Similar words: delicate Definition: of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely Usage: almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments

Similar words: erogenous Definition: sensitive to sexual stimulation

Similar words: excitable, irritable Definition: capable of responding to stimuli

Similar words: highly sensitive Definition: readily affected by various agents Usage: a highly sensitive explosive is easily exploded by a shock; a sensitive colloid is readily coagulated

Similar words: irritable Definition: abnormally sensitive to a stimulus

Similar words: light-sensitive, photosensitive Definition: sensitive to visible light Usage: photographic film is light-sensitive

Similar words: radiosensitive Definition: sensitive to radiation Usage: radiosensitive cancer cells can be treated with radiotherapy

Similar words: nociceptive Definition: caused by or in response to pain Usage: a nociceptive spinal reflex

Similar words: reactive, responsive Definition: reacting to a stimulus Usage: the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons

Synonyms: sensitive Definition: being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others Usage: sensitive to the local community and its needs

Similar words: alive Definition: (followed by `to' or `of') aware of Usage: is alive to the moods of others

Similar words: huffy, thin-skinned, touchy, feisty Definition: quick to take offense

Similar words: oversensitive Definition: unduly sensitive or thin-skinned