Definition of oversensitive in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈsensidiv/


(Especially of a person or an instrument) excessively sensitive: Bentley was oversensitive to criticism
More example sentences
  • I was always told when I was a child, you're too sensitive, you're oversensitive.
  • I'm oversensitive and I know that gets on his nerves.
  • Touch stimulation overwhelms this oversensitive child.



Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈsensidivnəs/
Example sentences
  • Abuse cannot be condoned, but cricket authorities can sometimes be accused of oversensitiveness about the odd obscenity muttered in the heat of the moment.
  • Fortunately it appeared that it had been only a mistake and the oversensitiveness of Icelandic police.
  • I wont say this is a caricature but the emotions and oversensitiveness are strangling our own heroes.


Example sentences
  • I think it is about an oversensitivity to race and gender issues, rather than a lack of awareness.
  • It requires expansion of our emotional lexicon, distinguishing sensitivity from oversensitivity.
  • This oversensitivity to being slighted in turn provokes the desire to rectify one's situation through retaliation, by lashing out at the offender.

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Syllabification: o·ver·sen·si·tive

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