Definitions

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  • adjective Too reactive; tending to overreact.

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Examples

  • Requests that I would almost always define as overreactive and pointless.

    Pajiba

  • He called federal efforts, like those to expand protections for polar bears, "overreactive" and "job killers," comments that drew applause from the audience.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • He called federal efforts, like those to expand protections for polar bears, "overreactive" and "job killers," comments that drew applause from the audience.

    Climate Ark Climate Change & Global Warming RSS Newsfeed

  • He called federal efforts, like those to expand protections for polar bears, "overreactive" and "job killers," comments that drew applause from the audience.

    The Seattle Times

  • So this was strange terrain, and I knew that my own horror at the state of the fish was overreactive, and that my emotional pain on their behalf might well be just plain ridiculous.

    Lori Day: When Parenting Your Adult Child Is Like Parenting Yourself: A Story

  • We've enjoyed watching the ASA take on the fashion world -- even if the group's responses are slightly overreactive -- because, hey, at least they have standards and someone has to take the lead.

    Miu Miu Ad Featuring 'Slim Model' Gets The OK In UK (PHOTOS, POLL)

  • Clearly, the diet most Americans favor is a far cry from the whole-foods diet that Gerry Mullin and other complementary and alternative-minded physicians believe might help to rebalance an overreactive immune system.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Clearly, the diet most Americans favor is a far cry from the whole-foods diet that Gerry Mullin and other complementary and alternative-minded physicians believe might help to rebalance an overreactive immune system.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Bigger danger: Dismissal by network anchors/talking heads as overreactive, contrived. (e.g. "'Message: I swear.'")

    Rick Horowitz: Kicking Ass -- "Message: I Swear"

  • Bigger danger: Dismissal by network anchors/talking heads as overreactive, contrived. (e.g. "'Message: I swear.'")

    Rick Horowitz: Kicking Ass -- "Message: I Swear"

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