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[sen-si-tiv-nis] /ˈsɛn sɪ tɪv nɪs/
the state or quality of being sensitive.
Origin of sensitiveness
1820-30; sensitive + -ness
Synonyms Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • His countenance showed refinement and sensitiveness but the expression stamped upon it was singularly painful.

  • Do not let us spoil a great opportunity because of our sensitiveness as authors.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • Oh, yes, we've heard a great deal all our lives about the timidity and the sensitiveness of women.

    The Convert Elizabeth Robins
  • He continued to play, but the Puritan sensitiveness had taken hold of him.

    Bunyan James Anthony Froude
  • This gives the sensitiveness of the eye for the diminution in intensity at the other end of the scale.

  • If he is slightly abnormal it is only in his sensitiveness to his position.

    Notes on My Books Joseph Conrad
  • His extreme vanity and sensitiveness to criticism made him often vindictive, unjust, and venomous.

  • He disapproved of the doctor's sensitiveness about that far-off episode of his life.

  • Thatcher had noticed this with the sensitiveness of an impoverished gentleman.

    The Story of a Mine Bret Harte
  • Training does not increase the sensitiveness of a sense organ.

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