Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Excessively sensitive; morbidly sensitive.
- adj. Extremely sensitive.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Excessively sensitive; morbidly sensitive.
- adj. having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
- super- + sensitive (Wiktionary)
“His mind, now clear, despite the maddening torments of the past week, grasped the situation in a kind of supersensitive clairvoyance.”
“As Obama advisor Martin Indyk mocked, Obama's onslaught against Israel has made the Netanyahu government "supersensitive," about Jerusalem.”
“You're "supersensitive" BS detector is on vacation.”
“Others, such as supersensitive eavesdropping devices, will likely be rolled out for the 2012 Olympics in London.”
“The clerk was as sensuous as the other was aesthetic, and his love adventures, told at great length and chiefly coined from his imagination, affected the supersensitive master of arts in the same way as so many whiffs of sewer gas.”
“The postsynaptic receptors become supersensitive to neurotransmitter effects and may be related to an increase in the number of alpha and beta receptors. 4 This may occur in compensation for chronic cocaine use when norepinephrine becomes depleted. 4”
“He nuzzled her in just the right spot, the supersensitive patch of skin at the base of her neck, right under the ear.”
“The teeth had also become supersensitive to cold and hot substances.”
“One wonders what might be revealed if we used state-of-the-art supersensitive camera systems that can detect and quantify single photons of light and searched for the potential existence of weak-light-intensity spiritual beings.”
“Even if we conducted a formal university-based experiment and successfully replicated the basic findings many times using different mediums, healers, and deceased spirits; objective biophysical measures, such as supersensitive thermographic cameras; and convincingly ruling out any reasonable possibility of fraud, the findings would not justify the definitive conclusion that Dr. Jones, or any spirit, deceased or otherwise, had shown up.”
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