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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.
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hypersensitive

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

hypersensitive

[ˈhaɪpəˈsensɪtɪv] ADJhipersensible
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

hypersensitive

[ˌhaɪpərˈsɛnsɪtɪv] adj
(= touchy) → hypersensible
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hypersensitive

[ˌhaɪpəˈsɛnsɪtɪv] adj (physically) → ipersensibile; (easily offended) (pej) → permaloso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

hypersensitive

a. hipersensible, hiperestísico-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hypersensitive

adj hipersensible
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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}
In the national interest and their own personal interest the weak hearted, hypersensitive and those needing continuous medical attention are recommended to stay away from active politics, leaving the arena for the young and healthy and with a stout heart.
The company plans to initiate a single-arm, pivotal Phase 2/3 study evaluating JZP-458 as a potential treatment option for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) who are hypersensitive to E.
I do not think it dour, hypersensitive or fundamentalist to object to ignorant, racist remarks being made against Wales, its culture or language.
Hypersensitive? Growing up and in my adult life I've turned the other cheek to casual racism in the name of "comedy" more times than I'd care to remember.
The Cisco 1001-X series play a pivotal role at institutions, including some that deal with hypersensitive information, but now researchers are disclosing a remote attack that would potentially allow a hacker to take over any 1001-X router, and compromise all the data and commands that flow through it, Wired's Lily Hay Newman reports.
These two immunoassay methods are third generation, also called HYPERsensitive hTSH method, and second generation, also called Fast hTSH method.
KARACHI -- Women tend to forget pain that they suffered more quickly than men, confirmed a new study in mice and humans, challenging the widely held belief that the fairer sex are more sensitive to pain than men.The study, by researchers from Canada's University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), showed that men and women remembered earlier painful experiences differently.When experiencing pain again, men seemed to be stressed and hypersensitive in remembering, but women were not stressed by their earlier experiences of pain.
As many as 1,292 polling stations have been set up, out of which 304 are sensitive and 166 are hypersensitive polling stations.
And the fact that we can do that is probably because we're hypersensitive. But to be hypersensitive and have that lifestyle, that's combustible," Guetta added.