sensitivity

noun
ADJECTIVE
extreme, great, high

This is a matter of great sensitivity.

a poet of great sensitivity

low

a tool that has been criticized for its low sensitivity

heightened, increased
reduced
cultural, political
… OF SENSITIVITY
degree

Collective living depends on a degree of sensitivity to what is happening around us.

VERB + SENSITIVITY
have
develop
display, show

Migrating birds show extreme sensitivity to air currents.

be aware of

The producers were aware of the sensitivity of the subject.

reduce
lack

Many doctors lack sensitivity when dealing with their patients.

SENSITIVITY + NOUN
training (esp. AmE)

Sensitivity training for teachers is always useful.

PREPOSITION
with sensitivity

She broke the news to us with great sensitivity.

sensitivity about

sensitivity about racial issues

sensitivity in

She is not known for her sensitivity in dealing with complaints.

sensitivity over

There is deep sensitivity over the treatment of minority groups.

sensitivity to

The course teaches sensitivity to body language.

sensitivity towards/toward

the need for sensitivity towards/toward the views of the children

PHRASES
a lack of sensitivity

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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