noun (plural sensitivities)[mass noun]
- 1The quality or condition of being sensitive: a total lack of common decency and sensitivity [in singular]: he has a sensitivity to cow’s milkMore example sentences
responsiveness, sensitiveness, reactivity; susceptibility, vulnerability• rare reactiveness, susceptivity, susceptiblenessconsideration, care, thoughtfulness, tact, diplomacy, delicacy, subtlety, finesse, finer feelings; understanding, empathy, awareness of the feelings of others, soft skills, sensibility, feeling, intuition, intuitiveness, responsiveness, receptivity, receptiveness; perceptiveness, perception, discernment, insight; French savoir faireoversensitivity, hypersensitivity, thin skin, defensiveness• informal twitchinesstrickiness, awkwardness, difficulty, ticklishness
- In his tribute to Sam, he praised the youngster for his sensitivity, humour, care and love.
- His birth chart shows a man of great sensitivity, which is a characteristic quality of Pisces.
- It's about a certain kind of sensibility - fear and sensitivity in the modern world.
- 1.1 (sensitivities) Feelings liable to be offended or hurt; sensibilities: the only rules that matter are practical ones that respect local sensitivitiesMore example sentences
- I almost began hoping my nakedness had not offended any Moslem sensitivities.
- All this may play well to the sensitivities and self-esteem of the far-flung townsfolk in the rest of the country.
- However, with domestic sensitivities over-riding the communal ethic, they have fallen far behind schedule.