hypersensitive hypersensitive  /ˌhaɪ pər ˈsɛn sɪ tɪv/


  • (adj) having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)


  1. She is also hypersensitive to visual input.
  2. Just a few weeks ago, the west's view of china was dominated by thuggish torch guards, hypersensitive nationalists and a repressive government.
  3. I don't really look at them directly--I'm kind of hypersensitive to criticism, so I just side-glance at them, squinting, with my head at an angle to the monitor.


  • A microphone that listens with light: microphones have hyper-acute hearing and a sense of direction

    A new sensor will help to make microphones hypersensitive: "Think of traditional videoconference equipment. Several people are sitting around the table, but the microphone has been placed where its sound reception is less than optimal. With technology of this sort, a microphone will be able to "see" where the sound comes from, pick up the voice of the person speaking, and filter out other ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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  1. "They're hypersensitive to a potential terrorist attack," Bush said. "And my hope is, of course, that as they have their security in place, that they're mindful of the spirit of the Games, and that if there is a provocation, they handle it in...
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

  2. "The last three engines that we've had fail, I felt like it cost us three wins, so I'm real hypersensitive to anything with the engine," Edwards said. "They're nice enough to tell me when anything's going on because I've freaked out so much...
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: Carl Edwards Source: FOXSports.com

  3. "My foot has been sore for the past week," said Kastor. "I thought it was just tendons, they get hypersensitive leading up to a marathon. I was icing it this week. It didn't affect how I was training. It was a bit sore when I woke up. I...
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: Deena Kastor Source: Local10.com

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