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sensibility

noun
     
sen‧si‧bil‧i‧ty plural sensibilities
1 [uncountable and countable] the way that someone reacts to particular subjects or types of behaviour:
her religious sensibilities
offend/wound somebody's sensibilities
Avoid using words that might offend someone's racial or moral sensibilities.
2 [uncountable] the ability to understand feelings, especially those expressed in literature or art:
the sensibility of the artist

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