Synonyms of sensitive in English:

sensitive


See definition of sensitive

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