hypersensitiveness

hypersensitive

[hahy-per-sen-si-tiv]
adjective
1.
excessively sensitive: to be hypersensitive to criticism.
2.
allergic to a substance to which persons do not normally react.

Origin:
1870–75; hyper- + sensitive

hypersensitiveness, hypersensitivity, noun
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hypersensitive (ˌhaɪpəˈsɛnsɪtɪv)
 
adj
1.  having unduly vulnerable feelings
2.  abnormally sensitive to an allergen, a drug, or other agent
 
hyper'sensitiveness
 
n
 
hypersensi'tivity
 
n

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hypersensitive hy·per·sen·si·tive (hī'pər-sěn'sĭ-tĭv)
adj.
Responding excessively to the stimulus of a foreign agent, such as an allergen; abnormally sensitive.


hy'per·sen'si·tive·ness or hy'per·sen'si·tiv'i·ty (-tĭv'ĭ-tē) n.
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