Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The property or character of being sensitive; especially, tendency or disposition to be easily influenced or affected by external objects, events, or circumstances: as, abnormal sensitiveness; the sensitiveness of a balance or some fine mechanism.

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

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  • noun sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
  • noun (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
  • noun the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
  • noun the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences

Etymologies

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From sensitive + -ness

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