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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.

  • Our sensitiveness to changes of temperature, I have noticed, is more marked than yours.

    Mizora: A Prophecy Mary E. Bradley
  • Oh, yes, we've heard a great deal all our lives about the timidity and the sensitiveness of women.

    The Convert Elizabeth Robins
  • The sensitiveness of the race helped in rendering the gloom of disaster most depressing.

    Life Immovable Kostes Palamas
  • This gives the sensitiveness of the eye for the diminution in intensity at the other end of the scale.

  • He also seriously thought that sensitiveness was a part of masculinity.

    What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
  • His extreme vanity and sensitiveness to criticism made him often vindictive, unjust, and venomous.

  • The process in any case has not to do with intellect and reason, but with sensitiveness and spirit.

    Child and Country Will Levington Comfort
  • Thatcher had noticed this with the sensitiveness of an impoverished gentleman.

    The Story of a Mine Bret Harte
  • This feature added immensely to the sensitiveness of the set.

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