Meaning of hypersensitive

hy•per•sen•si•tive

Pronunciation: (hī"pur-sen'si-tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. excessively sensitive: to be hypersensitive to criticism.
  2. allergic to a substance to which persons do not normally react.
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