excessively sensitive: to be hypersensitive to criticism.
allergic to a substance to which persons do not normally react.
- hy·per·sen·si·tive·ness, hy·per·sen·si·tiv·i·ty, noun
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How to use hypersensitive in a sentence
Lowe is also hypersensitive to what she wears while working out, having gotten looks once for donning just a sports bra on a hot day.The appeal and the shortcomings of women-only gyms | Chika Ekemezie | October 8, 2021 | Vox
According to her, it is not her fault that I am too stupid to do anything right and am so ridiculously hypersensitive — two of many things she cannot stand about me.Miss Manners: Get out of Dodge before the abusive mother-in-law visits | Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Sharks rely on a specific pH in water for their hypersensitive noses.
People are hypersensitive to the messages brands are putting out during this pandemic, which means this personal touch matters more than ever.Unpacking the TikTok algorithm: Three reasons why it’s the most addictive social network | Brian Freeman | September 11, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Anyone who identifies as an ‘ist’ is going to be hypersensitive about some topics.Louis C.K. on Daniel Tosh’s Rape Joke: Are Comedy and Feminism Enemies? | Jennifer L. Pozner | July 18, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the hyperactive Sarkozy is hypersensitive to these oft-repeated allegations of skullduggery.A Wrench in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn Conspiracy Theory | Christopher Dickey | April 29, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Certain to avoid talking politics in front of the hypersensitive cameras, Boehner opted for the more germane.
Seventeen years ago military leaders were hypersensitive to such a bold change in military culture.
A hypersensitive conscience cost our widowed client ten thousand dollars!By Advice of Counsel | Arthur Train
If I were hypersensitive to the silly things people say, I should have given up selling long before.Greener Than You Think | Ward Moore
He looked, wondering what made this young attractive woman hypersensitive on the subject of sex.And Then the Town Took Off | Richard Wilson
My grounds for perturbation are not imaginary or based on the hallucinations of a hypersensitive mind.
Owing to the emotional strain to which I had been subjected I may have been in a hypersensitive condition.Lalage's Lovers | George A. Birmingham
British Dictionary definitions for hypersensitive
having unduly vulnerable feelings
abnormally sensitive to an allergen, a drug, or other agent
- hypersensitiveness or hypersensitivity, noun
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