English - Vietnamese Dictionary
sensitivity /,sensi'tiviti/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- tính dễ cảm xúc; tính nhạy cảm
- tính nhạy; độ nhạy
- colour sensitivity: độ nhạy màu
- current sensitivity: độ nhạy dòng điện
+(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
+the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences
+sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
+susceptibility to a pathogen
+the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
Advanced English Dictionary
1 sensitiveness, delicacy, touchiness, over-sensitivity, hypersensitivity, supersensitivity; soreness, irritability:
The sensitivity of teenagers to criticism is well known to teachers and parents. She complained of sensitivity and pain in the pelvic region
2 compassion, concern, sympathy, tenderness, tender-heartedness, kind-heartedness, kindliness, warmth, feeling:
The nurses exhibit a genuine sensitivity for the problems of the handicapped
3 awareness, consciousness, acuteness, perception, understanding, intuition, feeling, sense, sensitivity, sensitiveness, receptivity or receptiveness, receptibility, appreciation, appreciativeness, susceptibility, susceptivity or susceptiveness:
Harvey has a keen sensitivity for the feelings of others. Sometimes I think the duke lacks the sensitivity needed to sympathize with the needy.
+ noun (plural sensitivities)Collocation Dictionary
to people's feelings
1 [U] ~ (to sth) the ability to understand other people's feelings: sensitivity to the needs of children + She pointed out with tact and sensitivity exactly where he had gone wrong.
to art / music / literature
2 [U] the ability to understand art, music and literature and to express yourself through them: She played with great sensitivity.
being easily upset
3 [U, C, usually pl.] a tendency to be easily offended or upset by sth: He's a mixture of anger and sensitivity. + She was blind to the feelings and sensitivities of other people.
of information / subject
4 [U] the fact of needing to be treated very carefully because it may offend or upset people: Confidentiality is important because of the sensitivity of the information.
to food / cold / light, etc.
5 [U, C, usually pl.] (technical) the quality of reacting quickly or more than usual to sth: food sensitivity + allergies and sensitivities + Some children develop a sensitivity to cow's milk. + The eyes of some fish have a greater sensitivity to light than ours do.
to small changes
6 [U] the ability to measure very small changes: the sensitivity of the test
deep, extreme, great | heightened, increased
VERB + SENSITIVITY
have | develop, display, show
Migrating birds show extreme sensitivity to air currents.
Many doctors lack sensitivity when dealing with their patients.
She broke the news to us with great sensitivity.
| ~ in
She is not known for her sensitivity in dealing with complaints.
| ~ over
There is deep sensitivity over the treatment of minority groups.
| ~ to
The course teaches sensitivity to body language.
| ~ towards
the need for sensitivity towards the views of the children
a lack of sensitivity
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