the state or quality of being sensitive.

Origin of sensitiveness

First recorded in 1820–30; sensitive + -ness

Synonyms for sensitiveness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sensitiveness

Historical Examples of sensitiveness

  • 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.