AskDefine | Define sensitiveness

Dictionary Definition

sensitiveness

Noun

1 sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others) [syn: sensitivity]
2 (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; "sensitivity to pain" [syn: sensitivity, sensibility]
3 the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment [syn: sensitivity] [ant: insensitivity, insensitivity]

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English

Etymology

From sensitive + -ness

Noun

  1. The ability to perceive sensation.
  2. The ability to be aware of (and, usually, react with regard to) the feelings of others.

Synonyms

References

  • OED2
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