sensitiveness

DEFINITIONS OF: sensitiveness

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n sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)

Synonyms:
sensitivity
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oversensitiveness
sensitivity leading to easy irritation or upset
sensibility
refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions
feelings
emotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity)
insight, perceptiveness, perceptivity
a feeling of understanding
sensuousness
a sensuous feeling
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feeling
the experiencing of affective and emotional states

n the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment

Synonyms:
sensitivity
Antonyms:
insensitiveness, insensitivity
the inability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
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antenna, feeler
sensitivity similar to that of a receptor organ
defensiveness
excessive sensitivity to criticism
perceptiveness
the quality of insight and sympathetic understanding
bunker mentality
defensiveness resulting from repeated attacks
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ability
the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment

n (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation

Synonyms:
sensibility, sensitivity
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acuteness
a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed
hypersensitivity
extreme sensitivity
reactivity, responsiveness
responsive to stimulation
exteroception
sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
interoception
sensitivity to stimuli originating inside of the body
photosensitivity, radiosensitivity
sensitivity to the action of radiant energy
excitability, irritability
excessive sensitivity of an organ or body part
sight, vision, visual modality, visual sense
the ability to see; the visual faculty
cutaneous senses, sense of touch, skin senses, touch, touch modality
the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
audition, auditory modality, auditory sense, hearing, sense of hearing
the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
gustation, gustatory modality, sense of taste, taste
the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
olfaction, olfactory modality, sense of smell, smell
the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
proprioception
the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts
somaesthesia, somaesthesis, somataesthesis, somatesthesia, somatic sense, somatic sensory system, somatosensory system, somesthesia, somesthesis
the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
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sensation, sense, sensory faculty, sentience, sentiency
the faculty through which the external world is apprehended

n the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences

“the sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth”
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sensitivity
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frequency response
(electronics) a curve representing the output-to-input ratio of a transducer as a function of frequency
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physical property
any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
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