over·​strung | \ ˌō-vər-ˈstrəŋ How to pronounce overstrung (audio) \

Definition of overstrung

: too highly strung : too sensitive

Examples of overstrung in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In general, Alfa Romeo has produced a sedan that drives far lighter and more athletically than expected, without feeling overstrung. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "The Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti Is a Fancy Sedan for People Tired of Fancy Sedans," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of overstrung

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Overstrung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overstrung. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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