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adjective as in tender

adjective as in thin-skinned

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Example Sentences

Neither she nor her brothers understood their oversensitive relative.

The rigorous altitude of intellect in which she was reared served as a corrective to the oversensitive quality of her imagination.

The whole self is oversensitive, and the very inflection of a voice has enormous significance.

Some, which I found had offended the oversensitive and irritable tempers of certain persons, I struck out.

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.


On this page you'll find 238 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to oversensitive, such as: annoyed, contentious, exasperated, fractious, petulant, and prickly.

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