sensitiveness

noun
1. sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
Syn: ↑sensitivity
Derivationally related forms: ↑sensitive, ↑sensitive (for: ↑sensitivity)
Hypernyms: ↑feeling
Hyponyms: ↑oversensitiveness, ↑sensibility, ↑feelings
Attrubites: ↑sensitive, ↑insensitive
2. (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
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sensitivity to pain

Syn: ↑sensitivity, ↑sensibility
Derivationally related forms: ↑sensible (for: ↑sensibility), ↑sensitive, ↑sensitive (for: ↑sensitivity)
Topics: ↑physiology
Hypernyms: ↑sense, ↑sensation, ↑sentience, ↑sentiency, ↑sensory faculty
Hyponyms:
3. the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences
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a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity

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the sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth

Syn: ↑sensitivity
Derivationally related forms: ↑sensitive
Hypernyms: ↑physical property
Hyponyms: ↑frequency response
Attrubites: ↑sensitive, ↑insensitive
4. the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
Syn: ↑sensitivity
Derivationally related forms: ↑sensitive, ↑sensitive (for: ↑sensitivity)
Hypernyms: ↑ability
Hyponyms: ↑antenna, ↑feeler, ↑defensiveness, ↑perceptiveness

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