• WordNet 3.6
    • n oversensitiveness sensitivity leading to easy irritation or upset
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In literature:

It was oversensitive of them to mind so much.
"Jude the Obscure" by Thomas Hardy
But the mournful, oversensitive, hypochondriac humor of Oliver, in his young years, is otherwise indisputably known.
"Heroes and Hero Worship" by Thomas Carlyle
My nature, unhappily, is an oversensitive one, and is apt to be affected by trifles.
"Vendetta" by Marie Corelli
But if ambition is oversensitive, moral indignation is ever consolatory, for it plants us on the Judgement Seat.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
The days that followed were full of emotion for these two people, who were perhaps always ever-serious, oversensitive.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
I know the value of correct dressing, and I am not oversensitive.
"A Woman of the World" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The whole self is oversensitive, and the very inflection of a voice has enormous significance.
"Applied Psychology for Nurses" by Mary F. Porter
And yet, after she had learned to make allowances for the oversensitiveness, Bea found Lila more lovable and winning week by week.
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz
Hence these organs may become oversensitive.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
He had his faults; he was extremely proud and oversensitive.
"World's End" by Richard Jefferies

In news:

The SciFi Story That Offends Oversensitive White Conservatives.
The issue of hypersensitivity has followed international show jumping for years, since capsaicin — the main ingredient in chili peppers — can be used to make a horse 's legs oversensitive to touch and thus jump higher.

In science:

Lines of sight are oversensitive to small deformations of the grid, which leads to noticeably different axial graphs for systems that should have similar configuration properties.
Transport Networks Revisited: Why Dual Graphs?