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Sensitive

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sensitive adjective: sensitive

    1.
    quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences.
    "the new method of protein detection was more sensitive than earlier ones"
    synonyms: responsive to, quick to respond to, sensitized to, reactive to, sentient of; More
    aware of, conscious of, alive to;
    susceptible to, easily affected by, vulnerable to;
    attuned to, tuned in to;
    raresusceptive of
    "as people get older, their bodies often grow less sensitive to changes in external temperature"

    antonyms: unresponsive, impervious, insensitive
        easily damaged, injured, or distressed by slight changes.
        "the committee called for improved protection of wildlife in environmentally sensitive areas"
        synonyms: delicate, easily damaged, fragile; More
        tender, sore, painful, raw
        "don't use facial scrubs if your skin is sensitive"
        antonyms: resilient, tough
        (of photographic materials) prepared so as to respond rapidly to the action of light.
        (of a market) unstable and liable to quick changes of price because of outside influences.
        "the Japanese were successfully entering many of the most sensitive markets"
    2.
    having or displaying a quick and delicate appreciation of others' feelings.
    "I pay tribute to the Minister for his sensitive handling of the bill"
    synonyms: tactful, careful, thoughtful, diplomatic, delicate, subtle, finely tuned, kid-glove;