hypersensitiveness
noun see hypersensitive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hypersensitiveness — See hypersensitive. * * * …   Universalium

  • hypersensitiveness — noun the state of being hypersensitive …   Wiktionary

  • hypersensitiveness — n. excessive sensitivity; abnormal sensitivity to a substance which does not usually have a negative affect on the body (i.e. medication) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypersensitiveness — hy·per·sensitiveness …   English syllables

  • hypersensitiveness — Undue sensitivity to some unpleasant thing, such as a surgical operation. Cody v John Hancock Mut. Life Ins. Co. 111 W Va 518, 163 So 4, 86 ALR 354 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • hypersensitiveness — noun see hypersensitive …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypersensitive — hypersensitiveness, hypersensitivity, n. /huy peuhr sen si tiv/, adj. 1. excessively sensitive: to be hypersensitive to criticism. 2. allergic to a substance to which persons do not normally react. [1870 75; HYPER + SENSITIVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • odynacusis — Hypersensitiveness of the organ of hearing, so that sounds cause actual pain. [odyn + G. akouo, to hear] * * * odyn·acu·sis (o″din ə kuґsis) [odyno + acou + sis] painful hearing …   Medical dictionary

  • hypersensitive — adjective Date: 1871 1. excessively or abnormally sensitive 2. abnormally susceptible physiologically to a specific agent (as a drug or antigen) • hypersensitiveness noun • hypersensitivity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • idiosyncrasy — noun (plural sies) Etymology: Greek idiosynkrasia, from idio + synkerannynai to blend, from syn + kerannynai to mingle, mix more at crater Date: 1604 1. a. a peculiarity of constitution or temperament ; an individualizing characteristic or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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