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sensitivity

sen·si·tiv·i·ty

sensitivity

 
pronunciation:
sen s tI vih ti
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: sensitivities
definition 1: the quality, state, or condition of being sensitive.
The cat's sensitivity to various types of smell helps it find well-hidden prey.
synonyms:
feeling, sensibility
similar words:
awareness, feel, insightfulness, intuition, receptiveness
definition 2: a particular thing to which one is sensitive.
his allergic sensitivities to insect bites and pollen
similar words:
responsiveness, susceptibility
definition 3: the quality of being acutely responsive mentally or emotionally.
Her sensitivity makes her an excellent therapist.
Word Parts
The word sensitivity contains the following part:
sens, sent Latin root that means to feel, to perceive