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supersensitive

[soo-per-sen-si-tiv] /ˌsu pərˈsɛn sɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
extremely or excessively sensitive; hypersensitive:
a supersensitive smoke detector.
2.
Electricity. of or relating to relays that operate on very small currents, below about 250 microamperes.
3.
hypersensitive (def 2).
Origin of supersensitive
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; super- + sensitive
Related forms
supersensitiveness, noun
supersensitivity, noun
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  • But she was just then supersensitive on the subject, though I did not suspect it.

  • This affects my pride, though I dare say I am supersensitive.

    My Wonderful Visit Charlie Chaplin
  • He was supersensitive about seeing her and yet as a free agent (she thought him that) he had seen her.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • It is simply that I have been foolish about it, supersensitive.

    The Carpet from Bagdad

    Harold MacGrath
  • A hard and bare youth had made me supersensitive and suspicious and narrow.

  • Baird was not supersensitive, but he had felt polite antagonism in her manner.

    Nobody's Child Elizabeth Dejeans
  • This was clearly not a time to be supersensitive, but he felt a trace of compunction.

    For Jacinta Harold Bindloss
  • Lameness is intense and the parts are swollen and supersensitive.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix
  • Thus the supersensitive couple were more and more impelled to go away.

    Jude the Obscure

    Thomas Hardy
  • Still there was an eerie, and it might have been thought by a supersensitive resident an ill-omened, aspect about the place.

    Nevermore Rolf Boldrewood

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