Definition of supersensitive in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsuːpəsɛnsɪtɪv/


1Extremely quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences: supersensitive, low-noise antennas the brain becomes supersensitive to dopamine
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  • Certain serotonin receptors may be supersensitive, which may contribute to repetitive behaviors.
  • Even with my supersensitive nose, I can't smell the slightest bit of trouble here!
  • Some bats seem to either fly too high to be trapped often or have supersensitive echolocation skills that help them avoid capture.
2Easily offended or upset: celebrities can be supersensitive people living stressful lives
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  • Such doubts, of course, contribute to a boy's insecurity about himself and may make him supersensitive to criticism.
  • He hit out at "supersensitive" villagers.
  • Supersensitive, he registered every slight, however effectively his feelings were concealed.
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