Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sensitive

1 sense of sensitive

Sense 1
medium, spiritualist, sensitive -- (someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead; "he consulted several mediums")
       => psychic -- (a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception)

Antonyms of adj sensitive

5 senses of sensitive

Sense 1
sensitive (vs. insensitive) -- (responsive to physical stimuli; "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light")

insensitive (vs. sensitive) -- (not responsive to physical stimuli; "insensitive to radiation")
        => dead, deadened -- (devoid of physical sensation; numb; "his gums were dead from the novocain"; "she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth"; "a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities")
        => unreactive -- (not tending to react to stimulation)

Sense 2
sensitive (vs. insensitive) -- (being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others; "sensitive to the local community and its needs")

insensitive (vs. sensitive) -- (deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive; "insensitive to the needs of the patients")
        => callous, indurate, pachydermatous -- (emotionally hardened; "a callous indifference to suffering"; "cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion")
        => dead (predicate), numb (predicate) -- ((followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; "passersby were dead to our plea for help"; "numb to the cries for mercy")
        => dull -- (blunted in responsiveness or sensibility; "a dull gaze"; "so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her"- Willa Cather)
        => insensible (predicate), unaffected (predicate) -- (unaware of or indifferent to; "insensible to the suffering around him")
        => soulless -- (lacking sensitivity or the capacity for deep feeling)
        => thick-skinned, tough-skinned -- (insensitive to criticism)

Sense 3
sensible (vs. insensible), sensitive -- (able to feel or perceive; "even amoeba are sensible creatures"; "the more sensible parts of the skin")


Sense 4
sensitive, sore, raw, tender -- (hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw")

INDIRECT (VIA painful) -> painless -- (not causing physical or psychological pain; "painless dentistry")

Sense 5
sensitive -- (of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security)

INDIRECT (VIA classified) -> unclassified -- (not subject to a security classification)

Similarity of adj sensitive

5 senses of sensitive

Sense 1
sensitive (vs. insensitive) -- (responsive to physical stimuli; "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light")
       => delicate -- (of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely; "almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments")
       => erogenous -- (sensitive to sexual stimulation)
       => excitable, irritable -- (capable of responding to stimuli)
       => highly sensitive -- (readily affected by various agents; "a highly sensitive explosive is easily exploded by a shock"; "a sensitive colloid is readily coagulated")
       => irritable -- (abnormally sensitive to a stimulus)
       => light-sensitive, photosensitive -- (sensitive to visible light; "photographic film is light-sensitive")
       => radiosensitive -- (sensitive to radiation; "radiosensitive cancer cells can be treated with radiotherapy")
       => nociceptive -- (caused by or in response to pain; "a nociceptive spinal reflex")
       => reactive, responsive -- (reacting to a stimulus; "the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons")
          Also See-> responsive#2; sensible#2, sensitive#3; susceptible#1

Sense 2
sensitive (vs. insensitive) -- (being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others; "sensitive to the local community and its needs")
       => alive (predicate) -- ((followed by `to' or `of') aware of; "is alive to the moods of others")
       => huffy, thin-skinned, feisty, touchy -- (quick to take offense)
       => oversensitive -- (unduly sensitive or thin-skinned)
          Also See-> responsive#2

Sense 3
sensible (vs. insensible), sensitive -- (able to feel or perceive; "even amoeba are sensible creatures"; "the more sensible parts of the skin")
          Also See-> aware#1, cognizant#1, cognisant#1; conscious#2; sensitive#1

Sense 4
sensitive, sore, raw, tender -- (hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw")
       => painful (vs. painless) -- (causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness")

Sense 5
sensitive -- (of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security)
       => classified (vs. unclassified) -- (official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation; "thousands of classified documents have now been declassified")

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