hypersensitive etymology

English word hypersensitive comes from English sensitive, English hyper-

Detailed word origin of hypersensitive

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sensitive English (eng) (of a person) easily offended, upset or hurt. (of an instrument) accurate. (of an issue, topic, etc.) capable of offending, upsetting or hurting. Responsive to stimuli.. Having the faculty of sensation; pertaining to the senses One with a paranormal sensitivity to something that most cannot perceive.
hyper- English (eng) Excessive. Existing in more than three spatial dimensions. Linked non-sequentially. Over, above or beyond.
hypersensitive English (eng) Excessively sensitive; easily offended.. Highly or abnormally sensitive to some substances or agents, especially to some allergen.

Words with the same origin as hypersensitive

Descendants of sensitive
Descendants of hyper-
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