Definition of Overreact

1. Verb. Show an exaggerated response to something. "Don't overreact to the bad news--take it easy"

Generic synonyms: React, Respond
Derivative terms: Overreaction



Definition of Overreact

1. Verb. To react too much or too intensely. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overreact

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overreact

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

Literary usage of Overreact

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Japan by Hitoshi Tanaka, Hisayoshi Ina, Yukio Okamoto (1998)
"So I can say that I would urge people not to overreact to this. ... and there is nothing for the people to overreact to at this moment. Thank you very much. ..."

2. Computer Science Research Activities in Asia: Software Technology and by David K. Kahaner (1994)
"... because markets sometimes overreact, as President Sedillo has said, that means the policy may need, in some cases, to overreact as well. ..."

3. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"But even if they did overreact, it is irresponsible to dismiss their fears as being simply irrational, power hungry or nefarious. ..."

4. The Chief Elizabethan Dramatists, Excluding Shakespeare by William Allan Neilson (1911)
"... Sir Giles overreact!, how is it with Your honourable daughter ? Has her honour Slept well to-night? or, will her hoe¬ę cr please ш Tn accept this monkey, ..."

5. Aviation Safety: Congressional Hearing edited by Slade Gorton (2000)
"Politicians of all stripes have a strong tendency to overreact in the face of a crisis. Thus, policy proposals offered in the heat of the moment should be ..."

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