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oversensitive

[oh-ver-sen-si-tiv]
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adjective
  1. excessively or unduly sensitive.
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Origin of oversensitive

First recorded in 1840–50; over- + sensitive
Related formso·ver·sen·si·tiv·i·ty, o·ver·sen·si·tive·ness, noun
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Related Words for oversensitivity

soreness, irritability, inflammation, tenderness, susceptibility, rawness, excitability, hypersensitivity, tenseness, oversensitivity

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British Dictionary definitions for oversensitivity

oversensitive

adjective
  1. excessively responsive to or aware of feelings, reactions, etc
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