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intr.v. o·ver·re·act·ed, o·ver·re·act·ing, o·ver·re·acts
To react with unnecessary or inappropriate force, emotional display, or violence.

o′ver·re·ac′tion n.
o′ver·re·ac′tive adj.
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Noun1.overreaction - an excessive reaction; a reaction with inappropriate emotional behavior
response, reaction - a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"
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[ˌəʊvərɪˈækʃən] Nreacción f exagerada


[ˌəʊvərriˈækʃən] nréaction f excessiveover-represented [ˌəʊvərrɛprɪˈzɛntɪd] adj
to be over-represented → être surreprésenté(e)


(əuvəriˈakt) verb
to react too much. She overreacts to criticism.
ˌoverreˈaction (-ʃən) noun
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When you take situations as a group, though, you get a remarkably clear picture of overreactions and how to respond to them.
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