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Synonyms for sensitive

Synonyms for sensitive

able to receive and respond to external stimuli

of or relating to sensation or the senses

possessing or displaying perceptions of great accuracy and sensitivity

readily stirred by emotion

showing sensitivity and skill in dealing with others

requiring great tact or skill

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someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead

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responsive to physical stimuli

being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others

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able to feel or perceive

hurting

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of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security

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References in classic literature ?
There is a youth in New-York, who has long been master of my too sensitive heart, and without him life will be a burthen.
Still, her youthful and ethereal appearance, her timid manner, the charm of her sensitive voice and eyes, the very many respects in which she had interested him out of her own individuality, and the strong difference between herself and those about her, were not in unison, and were determined not to be in unison, with this newly presented idea.
He shortly (1816) fled from England, never to return, both his colossal vanity and his truer sensitive self stung by the injustice to fury against the hypocrisy and conventionalities of English life, which, in fact, he had always despised.
He was a sensitive man and there were tears in his eyes.
It was all very well to whisper that he had been "helped" to leave England by the international banking-house in which he had been employed; he carried off that rumour as easily as the rest--though New York's business conscience was no less sensitive than its moral standard--he carried everything before him, and all New York into his drawing- rooms, and for over twenty years now people had said they were "going to the Beauforts'" with the same tone of security as if they had said they were going to Mrs.
To its sensitive nostrils came the subtle unseen spoor of many a tender four-footed creature, bringing the slaver of hunger to the cruel, drooping jowl.
The fascination of the wonderful city of the waters exerted its full influence over her sensitive nature.
It certainly was, and a striking contrast to the first one, for it was a blooming, smiling face, full of girlish spirit and health, with no sign of melancholy, though the soft eyes were thoughtful, and the lines about the lips betrayed a sensitive nature.