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Most of the time my reaction to stuff on Nextdoor is that people are overreacting.

This is true even if he’s right that you’re overreacting, which he might be.

I’ll just be reminding myself not to overreact to how the polls change after tonight.

Maybe people have overreacted about how things will look in a post-pandemic world.

From Fortune

While the return to normal pay shows that the bumpiest months of the crisis are over, sources at many of the publications that made cuts cautioned against overreacting.

From Digiday

Nobody should overreact here, and they should think through the consequences of their actions.

That's why human beings are evolved to overreact to certain kind of threats.

Schools get shot up and everybody has their solution, and we often overreact.

The Obama administration should not only react judiciously, it should also try to persuade Congress not to overreact either.

We should not be surprised when they occur, and most importantly we should not overreact if one is eventually successful.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overreact, such as: lose it, scare, alarm, clutch, stampede, and startle.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.