over·​strung ˌō-vər-ˈstrəŋ How to pronounce overstrung (audio)
: 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, 22 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overstrung was in 1810

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“Overstrung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overstrung. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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