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supersensitive Line breaks: super|sen¦si|tive
Pronunciation: /ˈsuːpəsɛnsɪtɪv/

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Definition of supersensitive in English:


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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  • During your life hormonal fluctuations occur and migraine sufferers tend to be supersensitive to those.
  • Computer hackers, electronic bugs and supersensitive microphones threaten to pierce the Vatican's thick walls next week when cardinals gather in the Sistine Chapel to name a papal successor.
  • Certain serotonin receptors may be supersensitive, which may contribute to repetitive behaviors.
2Easily offended or upset: celebrities can be supersensitive people living stressful lives
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  • MJ is supersensitive about everything.
  • He believes that "supersensitive" young women may find Plath liberating because she attempts to resist traditional female roles, all the while struggling against her ingrained perfectionism.
  • He's instinctive, supermacho and supersensitive.

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