Definition of oversensitivity in US English:



  • See oversensitive

    • ‘One of the problems that can be faced by autistic people is an oversensitivity to sound.’
    • ‘It requires expansion of our emotional lexicon, distinguishing sensitivity from oversensitivity.’
    • ‘It is linked to an oversensitivity to the hormone testosterone, which may be stress-related.’
    • ‘This oversensitivity to being slighted in turn provokes the desire to rectify one's situation through retaliation, by lashing out at the offender.’
    • ‘I think it is about an oversensitivity to race and gender issues, rather than a lack of awareness.’