the state or quality of being sensitive.

1820–30; sensitive + -ness

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sensitive (ˈsɛnsɪtɪv)
1.  having the power of sensation
2.  responsive to or aware of feelings, moods, reactions, etc
3.  easily irritated; delicate: sensitive skin
4.  affected by external conditions or stimuli
5.  easily offended
6.  of or relating to the senses or the power of sensation
7.  capable of registering small differences or changes in amounts, quality, etc: a sensitive instrument
8.  photog having a high sensitivity: a sensitive emulsion
9.  connected with matters affecting national security, esp through access to classified information
10.  (of a stock market or prices) quickly responsive to external influences and thus fluctuating or tending to fluctuate
[C14: from Medieval Latin sēnsitīvus, from Latin sentīre to feel]

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Example sentences
Their efforts in all their scenes reveal their sensitiveness to the direction.
Your work has such a subtle sensitiveness that it improves with every reading.
In some fisheries there are mixed catches of demersal and pelagic fish species with different sensitiveness.
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