Simple Definition of sensitivity
: 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
Full Definition of sensitivity
: the quality or state of being sensitive: asa : the capacity of an organism or sense organ to respond to stimulation : irritabilityb : the quality or state of being hypersensitivec : the degree to which a radio receiving set responds to incoming wavesd : the capacity of being easily hurte : 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
absorptivity, adaptivity, additivity, affectivity, aggressivity, coercivity, collectivity, compulsivity, conductivity, connectivity, creativity, destructivity, diffusivity, directivity, effectivity, emissivity, emotivity, exclusivity, exhaustivity, expansivity, expressivity, impassivity, impulsivity, inactivity, inclusivity, infectivity, negativity, objectivity, perceptivity, permittivity, positivity, primitivity, productivity, progressivity, reactivity, receptivity, reflexivity, relativity, resistivity, retentivity, selectivity, self-activity, subjectivity, transitivity
SENSITIVITY Defined for Kids
Definition of sensitivity
1 : an awareness and understanding of the feelings of others
2 : the ability to express thoughts and feelings <She sings with great sensitivity.>
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