hypersensitivity hypersensitivity  /ˌhaɪ pər ˈsɛnsɪ tɪ vɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) pathological sensitivity
  2. (n) extreme sensitivity

Usage(s):

  1. And a 2006 study of twins at the University of Wisconsin gave evidence that hypersensitivity to noise and touch have a strong genetic component.
  2. Journalists tend to laugh off such hypersensitivity.
  3. Blind cruelty, hypersensitivity and bizarre compulsions are particularly graphic in her new book.

News

  • Parent & Teacher Workshop: Teaching Yoga to Kids w

    Do you know a child who is learning to cope with stress, hypersensitivity, or overwhelming emotions? Do you want to learn to help? This workshop is designed for parents, preschool and elementary school teachers, therapists, and for people who would like to learn to teach yoga to children with sensory needs. Yoga and movement can be used to develop self-regulation, stress management, self ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

Quotes

  1. "And because somebody hurt their feelings they decide to punish the country," Frank said. "I mean, I would not have imputed that degree of pettiness and hypersensitivity."
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: Barney Frank Source: MarketWatch

  2. "Unfortunately, there is hypersensitivity in the press regarding matters of race. This is in large measure due to President-elect Obama being the first African American elected president," Blackwell, who is black, said in a statement.
    on Dec 27, 2008 By: Ken Blackwell Source: Washington Post

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