sen·si·tiv·i·ty noun \ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈti-və-tē\
: the tendency to become upset about things that are done to you, are said about you, or relate to you
: the tendency to cause people to be upset
: an awareness and understanding of the feelings of other people
: the quality or state of being sensitive: as
a : the capacity of an organism or sense organ to respond to stimulation : irritability
b : the quality or state of being hypersensitive
c : the degree to which a radio receiving set responds to incoming waves
d : the capacity of being easily hurt
e : awareness of the needs and emotions of others <a book written with just the right mix of empathy and sensitivity — L. C. Brown>
Examples of SENSITIVITY
- I was surprised by her extreme sensitivity about even the smallest suggestions that we made.
- This is a matter of great political sensitivity.
- He handled the situation with great sensitivity.
- Her decision shows a lack of sensitivity.
- I would have appreciated a little more sensitivity from you.
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Rhymes with SENSITIVITY
sen·si·tiv·i·ty noun \ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈtiv-ət-ē\ (Medical Dictionary)
: the quality or state of being sensitive: as a : the capacity of an organism or sense organ to respond to stimulation : irritability b : the quality or state of being hypersensitive
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