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oversensitive

[oh-ver-sen-si-tiv] /ˈoʊ vərˈsɛn sɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
excessively or unduly sensitive.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; over- + sensitive
Related forms
oversensitivity, oversensitiveness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for over sensitive

oversensitive

/ˌəʊvəˈsɛnsɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
excessively responsive to or aware of feelings, reactions, etc
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