sen‧si‧tiv‧i‧ty plural sensitivities
the ability to understand other people's feelings and problems:
understanding people[singular, uncountable]
His comments show a lack of sensitivity.
Interviewing victims of crime must be done with sensitivity.
a teacher with great sensitivity
when a situation or subject needs to be dealt with carefully because it is secret or may offend people:
It's a matter of great political sensitivity.
when someone reacts badly to a particular food, substance, animal etc and becomes ill:
body's reaction[uncountable and countable]
Many children have a sensitivity to cow's milk.
when someone is easily upset or offended by things that people say
someone's feelings and the fact that they could be upset or offended:
6 [uncountable and countable]
the quality of being able to express emotions through art, literature etc
the ability to react to very small changes in light, heat, movement etc:
reaction to changes[uncountable]
The sensitivity of the detector can be increased.
the fact of quickly reacting to new situations:
reaction to new situations[uncountable and countable]
the market's price sensitivity