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sensitiveness

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun sensitiveness:

sensibilitysensitivity

Definition of the noun sensitiveness

What does sensitiveness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sensitivenesses

  1. sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonym of sensitiveness: sensitivity
    • more generic word: feeling = the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    • more specific words:
    • attributes:
      • sensitive = being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others
      • insensitive = deficient in human sensibility
  2. (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
  3. the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences
    • example: the sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of sensitiveness: sensitivity
    • more generic term: physical property = any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
    • more specific term: frequency response = a curve representing the output-to-input ratio of a transducer as a function of frequency
    • attributes:
  4. the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of sensitiveness: sensitivity
    • antonym of sensitiveness: insensitiveness
    • more generic word: ability = the quality of being able to perform
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the noun sensitiveness

noun

  1. The ability to perceive sensation.
  2. The ability to be aware of (and, usually, react with regard to) the feelings of others.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for sensitiveness

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Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Pyrotechnics (2012)

(and Related Subjects) by K.L. Kosanke, Barry T. Sturman, Robert M. Winokur, B.J. Kosanke

A material's physical sensitiveness is a function of its activation energy requirement for reaction. However, since the...

One example of chemical sensitiveness is the delayed reaction of aluminum in the presence of moisture. The following ...

Google previewPower through repose (2017)

by Annie Payson Call

Selfish sensitiveness is a blessing turned to a curse; but the more lovingly sensitive we become to the need of moral freedom in our friends, the Dearer we are led to our own. There are no human relations that do not illustrate the law which ...

Google previewDialogues with Dostoevsky (1993)

The Overwhelming Questions by Robert Louis Jackson

Sensitiveness is a state — of the soul or the mind or the nervous system: whichever you will — but the creative possibility of suffering is an orientation of the will towards (and here a metaphor must serve) the light.13 It is Pierre in the execution ...

Google previewA work on operative dentistry (1908)

by G.V. Black

Thermal sensitiveness is a peculiar painful sensation in the teeth caused by changes of temperature. This may be illustrated by taking ice-water in the mouth and letting it come suddenly in full contact with the teeth. This causes sharp pain, ...

Google previewThe Essential Rudolf Steiner (2013)

by Rudolf Steiner

Such sensitiveness is a refinement and an extension of the forces ...

Google previewThe Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art (1904)

Sensitiveness is a vital factor of the creative energy, and your true sensitive is always, in some sense, a creator. The artist is one whose...

Google previewSunday School Times (1888)

and its highest conception of ideal blessedness is a state of existence in which sensitiveness is an impossibility.

of Boodhism, that our measure of sensitiveness is the measure of our liability to suffer, are unquestionably correct; but it by no ...

Google previewThe Seven Christian Initiations in the Gospel of St John

Such sensitiveness is a refinement and an extension of the forces of life and love. It corresponds to the second stage of Christian initiation and is the recompense for the trial of the Scourging. Man acquires a feeling of love for all beings and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences. Supplement (1872)

by Henry Watts

Relative Sensitiveness of various Photographic Papers. — A. Macdougall ( Chem . Soc. J. [2] hi. 183) has measured accurately the relative sensitiveness of various silvered papers, salted with solutions of different strengths of sodium chloride, ...

Google previewUnabridged Dictionary of the Sensations "as If". (1985)

by James William Ward

Sensitiveness Abdomen. — Pain in the upper region of the abdomen on every motion when stooping and even while sitting as if the inner parts were suffering from sharp pressure of a stone, the parts being painful to external touch as if there ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (1872)

by Henry Watts

has measured accurately the relative sensitiveness of various silvered papers, salted with solutions of different strengths of sodium chloride, potassium chloride, ammonium chloride, and potassium bromide, and afterwards floated on a ...

Google previewA dictionary of practical materia medica (1900)

by John Henry Clarke

Painful sensitiveness of exterior of head to least touch. — Profuse perspiration on head in evening, on going to sleep (this looks like Calc. carb., but in Sil. the perspiration extends lower down on the neck, and is apt to have an offensive smell).

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Psychological Astrology (2005)

by Charles Carter

Genius, however, would seem to be a step beyond this stage, and in such cases we find displayed, not merely strong and concentrated configurations, but also an abnormal sensitiveness to the higher vibrations thereby denoted. This peculiar ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

Oliver ABANDONMENT; BUSYNESS; FIGHTING; KINDNESS Goldwin, Francis SENSITIVENESS Gomez, Selena LONELIN ESS; YEARNING Goodman, Ellen ECONOMICS; NEWS; RELATION— SHIP; SEX Goodman, Walter CONSCIENCE; ...

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Sensitiveness Meaning

Video shows what sensitiveness means. The ability to perceive sensation.. The ability to be aware of (and, usually, react with regard to) the feelings of others..

Quotes about sensitiveness

Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of our selves. (Christian Nestell Bovee)
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Scrabble value of S1E1N1S1I1T1I1V4E1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 13-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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