oversensitive oversensitive  /ˌoʊ vər ˈsɛn sə tɪv/


  • (adj) unduly sensitive or thin-skinned


  1. It's extremely sensitive, like a trackpad, but not oversensitive.
  2. Keen traders and not oversensitive, Dutchmen know well enough that to a foreigner almost anything written in their language looks unpronounceable or worse.
  3. The doctor said it was 1) colic, 2) teething, 3) oversensitive skin.


  • British Open 2013: Course Conditions Lead to High Round 2 Scores at Muirfield

    Now  this was more along the lines of what we were expecting. A day after 20 golfers went under par and the Muirfield Golf Links played mostly demure—aside from a few oversensitive complaints about tee placement—the Scottish course showed its teeth 24 hours later. Miguel Jimenez leads after the first 36 holes, carding an even-par 71 to stay at three under, as competitors endured a Red Wedding of ...
    on July 20, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. Albarn told the NME: "I would never, ever have thought of doing this again unless Graham was part of it. It's just not fun otherwise. Ten years ago Graham and I found ourselves very uncomfortable, very oversensitive with each other and it hasn't...
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Damon Albarn Source: Times Online

  2. "I'm sure they sincerely believed I said those words," Emre said. "But it was a misunderstanding - they may have misinterpreted one of my Turkish swearwords. You can't criticise them for being oversensitive - you cannot know what they go...
    on Apr 4, 2007 By: Emre Belozoglu Source: Times Online

  3. "I sometimes bridle at press criticism that seems politically biased and ideologically inspired," Mr Annan told the seminar. "How often can you react and not be seen as someone who is oversensitive?"
    on Apr 14, 2005 By: Kofi Annan Source: NEWS.com.au

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