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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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Examples from the web for oversensitive
  • Combined indices can also be oversensitive to updates.
  • Some fibromyalgia patients may be oversensitive to external stimulation, and overly anxious about the sensation of pain.
  • Thanks, oversensitive for your suggestions and comments about your library.
  • He appears oversensitive, negativistic, and inclined to complain.
British Dictionary definitions for oversensitive

oversensitive

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