- excessively sensitive: to be hypersensitive to criticism.
- allergic to a substance to which persons do not normally react.
Origin of hypersensitive
Related Words for hypersensitivitysoreness, irritability, inflammation, tenderness, susceptibility, rawness, excitability, hypersensitivity, tenseness, sensitivity, aversion, vulnerability, oversensitivity
Examples from the Web for hypersensitivity
Contemporary Examples of hypersensitivity
The examples of this latest explosion of hypersensitivity are too numerous to recount, but a few should suffice.Warning: This Column Will Offend You
April 28, 2014
Joie Chen on why the complaints are more than just hypersensitivity.Asian-Americans Reject ‘Good’ News in Pew Report
June 26, 2012
While it is a relief it is not getting higher, hypersensitivity to inflation shouldn't stop that number from getting lower.Don't Crucify Mankind Upon a Cross of 2% Inflation
March 9, 2012
Moongirls only become mean girls to disguise their hypersensitivity.What the Stars Hold for Your Week, June 26-July 2, 2011
Starsky + Cox
June 26, 2011
- having unduly vulnerable feelings
- abnormally sensitive to an allergen, a drug, or other agent
- Responding excessively to the stimulus of a foreign agent, such as an allergen; abnormally sensitive.
An excessive or abnormal sensitivity to a substance. A person who is hypersensitive to a certain drug will often suffer a severe allergic reaction (see allergy) if given the drug.