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[sen-si-tiv-nis] /ˈsɛn sɪ tɪv nɪs/
the state or quality of being sensitive.
Origin of sensitiveness
First recorded in 1820-30; sensitive + -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Do not let us spoil a great opportunity because of our sensitiveness as authors.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • He has not sufficient finesse and sensitiveness to sympathize with the mob.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • He continued to play, but the Puritan sensitiveness had taken hold of him.


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

    Notes on My Books Joseph Conrad
  • He disapproved of the doctor's sensitiveness about that far-off episode of his life.

  • Then you can have no personal motive or sensitiveness concerning the matter.

    The Masked Bridal Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
  • He would have struck any man who could have laughed at his sensitiveness about that.

    Adam Johnstone's Son

    F. Marion Crawford
  • The American, that curious compound of impudence and sensitiveness, was annoyed.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • Training does not increase the sensitiveness of a sense organ.

  • She saw in the future all the pain she must bring to her father, intensified by her own sensitiveness.

    We Two Edna Lyall

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