sensitivity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1803 the quality or state of being sensitive: as a. the capacity of an organism or sense organ to respond to stimulation ; irritability b. the quality or state of being hypersensitive c. the degree to which a radio receiving set responds to incoming waves d. the capacity of being easily hurt e. awareness of the needs and emotions of others <
a book written with just the right mix of empathy and sensitivity — L. C. Brown
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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