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English definition of “sensitivity”

sensitivity

noun [C or U] (KINDNESS)    /ˌsen.sɪˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/ US  /-səˈtɪv.ə.t̬i/ (also sensitiveness)
C1 an ability to understand what other people need, and be helpful and kind to them: The police showed commendable sensitivity in their handling of the case.Sympathy and compassionEmpathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion
(Definition of sensitivity noun (KINDNESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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