from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Highly or excessively sensitive.
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- adj. Highly or abnormally sensitive to a stimulus, especially to some allergen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Excessively sensitive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
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How anyone could have read some sinister intent into those views is indeed puzzling, and illustrates well how those damned Jewshow certain hypersensitive and overly privileged people who feel superior to the rest of the world are willing to cut their own throats for short term advantage by using unjustified charges of anti-semitism to point out how they take advantage of their position in any nation or institution who trusts them so as to benefit their own in group at the expense of that nation or institution.
Other scientists are exploring personal qualities that span phylogenies and allegories: Recent research suggests that highly sensitive, arty-type humans have a lot in common with squealing pigs and twitchy mice, and that to call a hypersensitive person thin-skinned or touchy might hold a grain of physical truth.
In the cabin, I would enter a kind of hypersensitive trance that allowed me to average four hundred pages a day.
The announcement by the host of the "Dr. Laura" program was a stunning denouement after a week in which Schlessinger was widely criticized for describing an African American caller to her program as "hypersensitive" for taking offense at a neighbor's racial taunting.
Kristol says that the optics of criticizing SCOTUS judges at the State of the Union address is bad, but that lawyers and judges are "hypersensitive" and shouldn't feel immune to criticism.
In her blog item, Granger, an African American, admitted to being "hypersensitive" given "the historical context of black people voting in america sic."
If you have a problem with the swastika, you're just being "hypersensitive," according to her.
Schizophrenia used to be regarded as a return to a childlike state, but is now more accurately seen as a kind of hypersensitive, hyperaware paralysis of the mind.
"In this market, where everybody's kind of hypersensitive, anything to alleviate the fear factor and the concern about eroding equity, that is a wonderful idea," said Kelly Cobb, a North Carolina broker with Fonville Morisey.
After years of use my skin grew thin and 'hypersensitive' and I needed more and more cream to feel even ok..