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oversensitive

[ oh-ver-sen-si-tiv ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈsɛn sɪ tɪv /
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adjective

excessively or unduly sensitive.

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Origin of oversensitive

First recorded in 1840–50; over- + sensitive

OTHER WORDS FROM oversensitive

o·ver·sen·si·tiv·i·ty, o·ver·sen·si·tive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oversensitive

oversensitive
/ (ˌəʊvəˈsɛnsɪtɪv) /

adjective

excessively responsive to or aware of feelings, reactions, etc
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