verb (used without object)
Related formso·ver·re·ac·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for overreaction
The danger of a potential Republican overreach or overreaction was clearly on the minds of people in both parties Wednesday.
Overreaction is still a concern that worries public-health experts.
Indeed, public condemnation and overreaction by state authorities may serve only to make the Ebola outbreak worse.
What seems more likely is that this was a gross overreaction from the start.
“I think there is overreaction now,” said Earl Ofari Hutchinson, president of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable.