An overreaction is a reaction that is too strong or too much. Sometimes people use the word to describe a reaction that is not really appropriate.

  • The school district overreacted when they canceled the class.

  • The police department overreacted when they shot the suspect.

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Example Sentences for overreaction

  • 1

    The government was scared and overreacted and banned the banquet.

  • 2

    I apologize for my impertinence and overreaction as well.

  • 3

    Being enoyed and paranoiac by the first, I overreacted on the second.

  • 4

    Rules are rules, but overreaction is overreaction.

  • 5

    It was in no way an overreaction.

  • 6

    This seems to be an overreaction.

  • 7

    Don't overreact to this situation.

  • 8

    Is not suitable, but let's not overreact.

  • 9

    Definitely an exercise on premature overreaction.

  • 10

    Deleting it was very much an overreaction.