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