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Synonyms for overreactionover·re·ac·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overreactionnoun

    an excessive reaction; a reaction with inappropriate emotional behavior

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  1. List of paraphrases for "overreaction":

    overshooting, over-reaction, reaction

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How to use overreaction in a sentence?

  1. One Calgary energy lawyer:

    This is a total overreaction – killing a mouse with a shotgun.

  2. Jonathan Lewis:

    What you are seeing is retail investors reacting to continued headlines and concerns that a Fed tightening is more imminent, this may be an overreaction as the Fed has made abundantly clear that any tightening will be moderate.

  3. Paul Barrett:

    The problem with turning to the government to regulate more aggressively is that it could easily, and probably would, result in an overreaction by the companies to avoid whatever punishment was put in place, that would interfere with the free expression that is one of the benefits of social media… If the platforms do this work themselves, they can do it more precisely and do it without government overreach.

  4. Aaron Jett:

    It should be no secret now that China is trying to move from a manufacturing to a consumer economy. That’s been in the news for a while. This is a huge overreaction, the consumer economy continues to improve in China. On such a big base now, it just can’t grow at 10% forever.

  5. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott:

    There was, frankly, an overreaction to the simple fact that someone has to be in charge with gathering and disseminating information, we stepped in to play that role, which is a role to be applauded.

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