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See definition of oversensitive on Dictionary.com
  • as inirritable
  • as insensitive
  • as insusceptive
  • as intender
  • as inthin-skinned
  • as intouchy

synonyms for oversensitive

  • annoyed
  • contentious
  • exasperated
  • fractious
  • petulant
  • prickly
  • resentful
  • surly
  • testy
  • bearish
  • brooding
  • cantankerous
  • carping
  • choleric
  • complaining
  • crabbed
  • cross
  • crotchety
  • disputatious
  • dissatisfied
  • dyspeptic
  • easily offended
  • fiery
  • fretful
  • fretting
  • gloomy
  • grouchy
  • grumbling
  • hasty
  • hot
  • huffy
  • hypercritical
  • ill-humored
  • irascible
  • moody
  • morose
  • out of humor
  • peevish
  • plaintive
  • querulous
  • quick-tempered
  • sensitive
  • snappy
  • snarling
  • tense
  • touchy
See also synonyms for: oversensitiveness / oversensitivity

antonyms for oversensitive

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  • happy
  • pleasant
  • cheerful
  • nice
    • healthy
    • OK
    • rough
    • tough
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      How to use oversensitive in a sentence

      Neither she nor her brothers understood their oversensitive relative.
      AGAINST THE CURRENTEDWARD A. STEINER
      The rigorous altitude of intellect in which she was reared served as a corrective to the oversensitive quality of her imagination.
      TURN ABOUT ELEANORETHEL M. KELLEY
      The whole self is oversensitive, and the very inflection of a voice has enormous significance.
      APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY FOR NURSESMARY F. PORTER
      Some, which I found had offended the oversensitive and irritable tempers of certain persons, I struck out.
      DESIDERIUS ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAMEPHRAIM EMERTON
      In the debate as to whether there should be veal loaf or poached egg on hash, she had no chance to be heretical and oversensitive.
      MAIN STREETSINCLAIR LEWIS
      Any tissue of lowered vitality will be affected by this and nerves become oversensitive.
      PSYCHOTHERAPYJAMES J. WALSH
      The days that followed were full of emotion for these two people, who were perhaps always ever-serious, oversensitive.
      ROBERT ELSMEREMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
      In her childhood she suffered continually because of this oversensitive nature.
      BEATRICE LEIGH AT COLLEGEJULIA AUGUSTA SCHWARTZ
      This may seem to be unnatural, arising from an oversensitive and morbid state of mind.
      SOME NOBLE SISTERSEDMUND LEE
      My nature, unhappily, is an oversensitive one, and is apt to be affected by trifles.
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