What does overreact mean?

Definitions for overreactˌoʊ vər riˈækt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overreact.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overreact(verb)

    show an exaggerated response to something

    "Don't overreact to the bad news--take it easy"


  1. overreact(Verb)

    To react too much or too intensely.

    Please try not to overreact if she drives badly when she is first learning.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overreact in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overreact in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Maltese Finance Minister Edward Scicluna:

    We should not overreact.

  2. Ray Odierno:

    We don't want to overreact, but we have to do more quickly.

  3. Cheng Chen:

    All week we've seen Treasuries overreact as stocks have plunged on oil, and that's happening today still.

  4. David Schiegoleit:

    Markets tend to overreact on these types of geopolitical events and they don't have much of a fundamental impact on markets.

  5. Michelle Moon:

    The worst thing in the world for a neurologist is to not hit your milestones, but I tried really hard not to overreact and freak out.

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