Definition of Overreaction

1. Noun. An excessive reaction; a reaction with inappropriate emotional behavior.

Generic synonyms: Reaction, Response
Derivative terms: Overreact



Definition of Overreaction

1. Noun. A reaction that is excessive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overreaction

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overreaction

overrate
overrated
overratedness
overrates
overrating
overreached
overreacher
overreachers
overreaches
overreaching
overreachingly
overreact
overreacted
overreacting
overreaction (current term)
overreactions
overreacts
overread
overreadiness
overreading
overreads
overready
overreckon
overreckoned
overreckoning
overreckons
overred
overreds
overrefine

Literary usage of Overreaction

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1. Opposition and Dissent in Contemporary China by Peter R. Moody (1977)
"The piling of the political accusations on top of the literary ones in 1955 seems a grotesque overreaction. In 1955 the party was in a general state of ..."

2. An Introduction to Neurology by Charles Judson Herrick (1922)
"Not only does the side of the body involved react more vigorously to an affective element of a stimulus, but an overreaction can also be evoked by purely ..."

3. Participatory Development: Learning from South Asia by Ponna Wignaraja (1991)
"overreaction often 'occurs under the pressure of immediate crisis and human need. Thus extraordinary commitments to what are essentially (rare) events may ..."

4. Neurological Bulletin by Frederick Tilney, Columbia University, Dept. of Neurology (1919)
"We may, regarding the overreaction in a thalamic lesion, take the view of Dr. Joseph Byrne. According to this view, if I understand it correctly, ..."

5. Chinese Military Power by Harold Brown, Joseph W. Prueher, Adam Segal (2003)
"The report issues a double warning: first, against overreaction to the large scale of ... overreaction could lead the United States to adopt policies and ..."

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