Synonyms of sensitive in English:

sensitive


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adjective

1‘as people get older, their bodies often grow less sensitive to changes in external temperature’

SYNONYMS
responsive to, quick to respond to, sensitized to, reactive to, sentient of
aware of, conscious of, alive to
susceptible to, easily affected by, vulnerable to
attuned to, tuned in to
rare susceptive of
ANTONYMS

unresponsive, impervious, insensitive

2‘don't use facial scrubs if your skin is sensitive’

SYNONYMS
delicate, easily damaged, fragile
tender, sore, painful, raw
ANTONYMS

resilient, tough

3‘these matters will need sensitive handling by the social services’

SYNONYMS
tactful, careful, thoughtful, diplomatic, delicate, subtle, finely tuned, kid-glove
sympathetic, compassionate, understanding, empathetic, intuitive, feeling, responsive, receptive
perceptive, discerning, acute, insightful
ANTONYMS

insensitive, clumsy, like bull in a china shop

4‘I didn't realize he was so sensitive’

SYNONYMS
easily offended, easily upset, easily hurt, thin-skinned, touchy, oversensitive, hypersensitive, defensive
emotional, volatile, temperamental
paranoid, neurotic
informal twitchy, uptight
rare umbrageous
ANTONYMS

thick-skinned

5‘a politically sensitive issue’

SYNONYMS
difficult, delicate, tricky, awkward, problematic, ticklish, precarious
controversial, emotive
informal sticky
ANTONYMS

uncontroversial