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Definition 1: the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where sensitiveness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity
  • the sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth

Synonyms for sensitiveness in the sense of this definition

(sensitiveness is a kind of ...) any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions

(... is a kind of sensitiveness ) (electronics) a curve representing the output-to-input ratio of a transducer as a function of frequency

(... are attributes of sensitiveness) responsive to physical stimuli

"a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch" "a sensitive voltmeter" "sensitive skin" "sensitive to light"

(... are attributes of sensitiveness) not responsive to physical stimuli

"insensitive to radiation"

Definition 2: the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for sensitiveness in the sense of this definition

(sensitiveness is a kind of ...) the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment

(... is a kind of sensitiveness ) sensitivity similar to that of a receptor organ

"he had a special antenna for public relations"

(... is a kind of sensitiveness ) excessive sensitivity to criticism

"his defensiveness was manifested in hurt silence" "the fear of being sued for malpractice has magnified physicians' defensiveness"

(... is a kind of sensitiveness ) the quality of insight and sympathetic understanding

Definition 3: (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where sensitiveness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sensitivity to pain

Synonyms for sensitiveness in the sense of this definition

(sensitiveness is a kind of ...) the faculty through which the external world is apprehended

"in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"

(... is a kind of sensitiveness ) a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed

"dogs have a remarkable acuteness of smell"

(... is a kind of sensitiveness ) extreme sensitivity

(... is a kind of sensitiveness ) responsive to stimulation

(... is a kind of sensitiveness ) sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body

(... is a kind of sensitiveness ) sensitivity to stimuli originating inside of the body

(... is a kind of sensitiveness ) sensitivity to the action of radiant energy

(sensitiveness belongs to category ...) the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

Definition 4: sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others) - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for sensitiveness in the sense of this definition

(sensitiveness is a kind of ...) the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

(... is a kind of sensitiveness ) sensitivity leading to easy irritation or upset

(... is a kind of sensitiveness ) refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions

"cruelty offended his sensibility"

(... is a kind of sensitiveness ) emotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity)

"the remark hurt his feelings"

(... are attributes of sensitiveness) being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others

"sensitive to the local community and its needs"

(... are attributes of sensitiveness) deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive

"insensitive to the needs of the patients"

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