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Reacting quickly or strongly - thesaurus

Synonyms

sensitive

adjective

reacting quickly or strongly to something

responsive

adjective

quick to react in the way that is needed, suitable, or right for a particular situation

ticklish

adjective

someone who is ticklish has a strong reaction when they are tickled

responsive

adjective

showing interest or emotion in reaction to someone or something

the minute you do something

used for saying that a particular action causes a quick result or reaction

Pavlovian

adjective

used for describing reactions that people have automatically

hair-trigger

adjective

needing only a slight influence to cause a reaction

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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Open Dictionary

sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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