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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Sensitivity leading to easy irritation or upset.

Usage examples (13)
  • And yet, after she had learned to make allowances for the oversensitiveness, Bea found Lila more lovable and winning week by week.
  • Some of the most common of these sick reactions with which the nurse must deal are enhanced suggestibility, repression, oversensitiveness, stubbornness, fear,...
  • Nothing seems to have checked the constant flow of composition; yet many causes were at work to hinder it, such as ill-health, poverty, an ill-balanced temperament, and an...
  • One of the effects of safe and civilized life is an immense oversensitiveness which makes all the primary emotions seem somewhat disgusting. for more
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