hypersensitive


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hy·per·sen·si·tive

 (hī′pər-sĕn′sĭ-tĭv)
adj.
1. Highly or excessively sensitive.
2. Responding excessively to the stimulus of a foreign agent, such as an allergen.

hy′per·sen′si·tive·ness, hy′per·sen′si·tiv′i·ty n.
hy′per·sen′si·tize′ (-tīz′) v.

hypersensitive

(ˌhaɪpəˈsɛnsɪtɪv)
adj
1. having unduly vulnerable feelings
2. (Pathology) abnormally sensitive to an allergen, a drug, or other agent
ˌhyperˈsensitiveness, ˌhyperˌsensiˈtivity n

hy•per•sen•si•tive

(ˌhaɪ pərˈsɛn sɪ tɪv)

adj.
1. excessively sensitive: hypersensitive to criticism.
2. allergic to a substance to which most people do not normally react.
[1870–75]
hy`per•sen`si•tiv′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hypersensitive - having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)hypersensitive - having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor); "allergic children"; "hypersensitive to pollen"
susceptible - (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of; "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"
Translations

hypersensitive

[ˈhaɪpəˈsensɪtɪv] ADJhipersensible

hypersensitive

[ˌhaɪpərˈsɛnsɪtɪv] adj
(= touchy) → hypersensible

hypersensitive

[ˌhaɪpəˈsɛnsɪtɪv] adj (physically) → ipersensibile; (easily offended) (pej) → permaloso/a

hypersensitive

a. hipersensible, hiperestísico-a.

hypersensitive

adj hipersensible
References in classic literature ?
I am afraid," he said quietly, "that you are in a nervous, hypersensitive state.
I may be hypersensitive,' she said, dropping her voice from the accusatory register to the lower tones of pathos, 'but I have such high ideals of love.
make one = be included; bon ton = superior manners and culture; notice her = include her socially; "aristocratic" = Cooper was hypersensitive to accusations of being "aristocratic"; poor Poles = since his days in Paris in the early 1830s, Cooper had befriended and aided Poles fleeing Russian domination of their homeland}
People with Coeliac disease are hypersensitive to gluten, which leads to difficulty in digesting food.
It is understandable that both sides of the referendum debate are hypersensitive to the Games being used as a political football.
Security agencies have declared 66 percent polling stations as hypersensitive and 27 percent sensitive in the city.
As part of the newly signed agreement, the hypersensitive shipments in terms of time as well as temperature will be prioritized during logistics processes at Saudia Cargo sites, according to a statement.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), where your gut is hypersensitive and may go into spasm, causing pain.
MI Varnish is indicated for the treatment of hypersensitive teeth, the company says.
Called two-dimensional layered materials, these systems could be important for microelectronics, various types of hypersensitive sensors, catalysis, tissue engineering, and energy storage.
Call me hypersensitive, insecure or outmoded but I just think this kind of behaviour is rude and bad mannered, for in such company I can't help feeling somewhat insignificant, slightly irrelevant and more than a little irritated.
Callme hypersensitive, insecure or outmoded but I just think this kind of behaviour is rude and bad mannered for in such company I can't help feeling somewhat insignificant, slightly irrelevant and more than a little irritated.