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1‘as people get older, their bodies often grow less sensitive to changes in external temperature’
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
unresponsive, impervious, insensitive
2‘don't use facial scrubs if your skin is sensitive’
delicate, easily damaged, fragile
tender, sore, painful, raw
3‘these matters will need sensitive handling by the social services’
tactful, careful, thoughtful, diplomatic, delicate, subtle, finely tuned, kid-glove
sympathetic, compassionate, understanding, empathetic, intuitive, feeling, responsive, receptive
perceptive, discerning, acute, insightful
insensitive, clumsy, like bull in a china shop
4‘I didn't realize he was so sensitive’
easily offended, easily upset, easily hurt, thin-skinned, touchy, oversensitive, hypersensitive, defensive
emotional, volatile, temperamental
informal twitchy, uptight
5‘a politically sensitive issue’
difficult, delicate, tricky, awkward, problematic, ticklish, precarious
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