sensitive

Sensitive describes something or someone who reacts quickly and strongly. It's often something to protect — like baby skin, government documents, or a fragile ecosystem.

Anything sensitive should be treated with special care. It can mean "raw or hurting" when talking about a part of the body. After people visit the dentist, their gums are often sensitive because of the way that big angry lady cleaned their teeth. Sensitive people get their feelings hurt easily. Sensitive documents have big secrets that shouldn't get out. A sensitive tape recorder catches all the little background sounds. Now you should have a sense of the word sensitive.

Definitions of sensitive
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adj responsive to physical stimuli

“a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch”
“a sensitive voltmeter”
sensitive skin”
sensitive to light”
Synonyms:
responsive
readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion
sensible
able to feel or perceive
delicate
of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely
erogenous
sensitive to sexual stimulation
excitable, irritable
capable of responding to stimuli
highly sensitive
readily affected by various agents
irritable
abnormally sensitive to a stimulus
light-sensitive, photosensitive
sensitive to visible light
radiosensitive
sensitive to radiation
nociceptive
caused by or in response to pain
reactive, responsive
reacting to a stimulus
susceptible
(often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of
Antonyms:
insensitive
not responsive to physical stimuli
unresponsive
not responding to some influence or stimulus
insensible
incapable of physical sensation
dead, deadened
devoid of physical sensation; numb
unreactive
not tending to react to stimulation
insusceptible, unsusceptible
not susceptible to
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adj able to feel or perceive

Synonyms:
sensible
aware, cognisant, cognizant
(sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
conscious
knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
Antonyms:
insensible
incapable of physical sensation
incognizant, unaware
(often followed by `of') not aware
unconscious
not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead
anaesthetic, anesthetic
characterized by insensibility
asleep, benumbed, numb
lacking sensation
insensitive
not responsive to physical stimuli
insensitive
deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive
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adj being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others

sensitive to the local community and its needs”
Synonyms:
responsive
readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion
alive
(followed by `to' or `of') aware of
feisty, huffy, thin-skinned, touchy
quick to take offense
oversensitive
unduly sensitive or thin-skinned
Antonyms:
insensitive
deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive
hard
dispassionate
unresponsive
not responding to some influence or stimulus
insensible
incapable of physical sensation
callous, indurate, pachydermatous
emotionally hardened
dead, numb
(followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive
dull
blunted in responsiveness or sensibility
insensible, unaffected
unaware of or indifferent to
soulless
lacking sensitivity or the capacity for deep feeling
thick-skinned, tough-skinned
insensitive to criticism
tough
not given to gentleness or sentimentality
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adj hurting

Synonyms:
raw, sore, tender
painful
causing physical or psychological pain

adj of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security

Synonyms:
classified
official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation

n someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead

Synonyms:
medium, spiritualist
Type of:
psychic
a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception

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