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noun sensitivity pronunciation in British English /ˌsensəˈtɪvəti/ 
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the quality of understanding how someone feels and being careful not to offend them

    Delivering bad news requires sensitivity on the doctor's part.

    sensitivity to:

    The education system showed no sensitivity to different cultural traditions.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a tendency to have a strong physical reaction to something
    sensitivity to:

    The drug can cause sensitivity to sunlight.

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