sensitive adjective: sensitive
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;
"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"
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;