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English noun: sensitiveness

1. sensitiveness (feeling) sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)


Broader (hypernym)feeling

Narrower (hyponym)feelings, oversensitiveness, sensibility

Attributeinsensitive, sensitive

2. sensitiveness (cognition) (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation

SamplesSensitivity to pain.

Synonymssensibility, sensitivity

Broader (hypernym)sensation, sense, sensory faculty, sentience, sentiency

Narrower (hyponym)acuteness, exteroception, hypersensitivity, interoception, photosensitivity, radiosensitivity, reactivity, responsiveness

Domain categoryphysiology

3. sensitiveness (attribute) the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences

SamplesA galvanometer of extreme sensitivity.
The sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth.


Broader (hypernym)physical property

Narrower (hyponym)frequency response

Attributeinsensitive, sensitive

4. sensitiveness (attribute) the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment


Broader (hypernym)ability

Narrower (hyponym)antenna, defensiveness, feeler, perceptiveness

Antonymsinsensitiveness, insensitivity

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