oversensitivity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

oversensitive +‎ -ity

Noun[edit]

oversensitivity ‎(uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being excessively sensitive
    • 2009 January 11, Barbara Ellen, “Barbara Ellen: Rachida - this was an act of weakness, not strength”, in The Observer[1]:
      While this must be hard on Kate and Gerry McCann, it is also a sign that their campaign was extraordinarily successful, so successful that a culture of oversensitivity has long swirled in the slipstream.

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