Oversensitive vs Volatile - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between oversensitive and volatile

is that oversensitive is having excessive sensitivity; reacting to stimuli too readily; thin-skinned while volatile is (physics) evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions.

oversensitive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having excessive sensitivity; reacting to stimuli too readily; thin-skinned.
  • volatile

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (physics) evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions.
  • (of a substance, informal) explosive.
  • (of a price etc) variable or erratic.
  • (of a person) quick to become angry or violent.
  • fickle.
  • temporary or ephemeral.
  • (of a situation) potentially violent.
  • (computing, of a variable) having its associated memory immediately updated with any changes in value.
  • (computing, of memory) whose content is lost when the computer is powered down
  • (obsolete) Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly.
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    Derived terms

    * volatility * volatile memory