Definition of hyperactive in English:

hyperactive

adjective

  • 1Abnormally or extremely active.

    ‘a hyperactive pituitary gland’
    • ‘Now finally issued on CD, Killing Time reveals Frith at his most hyperactive and unfettered.’
    • ‘I couldn't help but to smile at this hyperactive ball of energy.’
    • ‘After about five days patients enter a second phase in which they are restless but not hyperactive or hostile and are now cooperative.’
    • ‘No interview can proceed without hyperactive jump cuts to tangentially relevant footage or airplanes, cars or food.’
    • ‘Or is it creating a neurotic, hyperactive corporate culture in which chief executives are too nervous to make any decisions?’
    • ‘Mary Ellen's hyperactive guilt complex responded immediately and sat like a prickly insect at the bottom of her stomach.’
    • ‘The HIV virus promotes dementia, then the brain activity becomes hyperactive.’
    • ‘The hyperactive groups, however, did not differ from each other in the number of time estimation errors.’
    • ‘But that's the nature of today's hyperactive, overheated competitive environment.’
    • ‘You know, I think it's his fault that the elevator in my building is hyperactive.’
    • ‘One can only imagine the trauma that the hyperactive Minister for Europe has endured during the past few days.’
    • ‘Alternating with these periods, there would be periods of feeling high and being hyperactive and energetic.’
    • ‘How often have we demanded of our priests that they be hyperactive administrators, social workers, or church managers?’
    • ‘The three subtypes of delirium are hyperactive, hypoactive, and mixed.’
    • ‘So where does this tale of abnormal, sane, hyperactive ambition begin?’
    • ‘Look at all these ladders that we can't use, instead forced to run in random directions below and jump like hyperactive idiots.’
    • ‘Artistic endeavors may be an active outlet for your hyperactive nature.’
    • ‘You've spent too much cold-sweat on false anthems, generic beats, and hyperactive production work.’
    • ‘Sure, she was a bit hyperactive, but she came by that naturally.’
    • ‘But whilst wild pop videos often have completely hyperactive camerawork, films normally don't and Catwoman is testimony as to why.’
    frantic, wild, frenetic, hectic, fraught, feverish, fevered, mad, crazed, manic, energetic, intense, furious, fast and furious, turbulent, tumultuous, confused, confusing
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    1. 1.1 (of a child) showing constantly active and sometimes disruptive behaviour.
      • ‘He was difficult, hyperactive and extremely creative, while they were good, if a little dull, Christian children.’
      • ‘For years parents of hyperactive children have fought to have the condition taken seriously.’
      • ‘She is extremely hyperactive and impulsive for her age.’
      • ‘Willoughby, an attention-seeking hyperactive child, was, by his mid to late teens, violently deranged.’
      • ‘I was a hyperactive child who attended the Detroit public schools.’
      • ‘If a student is predominantly hyperactive then a kinesthetic approach to an academic exercise may be beneficial.’
      • ‘Some customers are parents of hyperactive children put on special diets.’
      • ‘Thousands of severely hyperactive children in the UK should soon benefit from a new type of drug, doctors said today.’
      • ‘I've come to realize that being with Tomaz is not unlike hanging out with a hyperactive child.’
      • ‘Various means have been employed to assess sense of time in hyperactive or ADHD children.’
      • ‘And parents or teachers described some 28 percent of the children as hyperactive.’
      • ‘A theatre full of modern-day hyperactive children still laughs and cheers at all the right places.’
      • ‘The authors repeated the analysis for the hyperactive probands who had or had not been treated with stimulants in high school.’
      • ‘I have three hyperactive children and two of them have behavioural problems, so I really need a job I can do at home.’
      • ‘I'm guessing it's one of those medical anomalies like giving speed to hyperactive children to calm them down.’
      • ‘A good child is often termed well adjusted, as opposed to children who are shy, withdrawn, overly aggressive, or hyperactive.’
      • ‘As a hyperactive child, he wore himself out dancing every day, much to their relief.’
      • ‘Blue softens the energy of hyperactive children's rooms.’
      • ‘A two-stage screening procedure was used to identify boys who were pervasively hyperactive.’
      • ‘Women who suffer anxiety during pregnancy are, apparently, twice as likely to have a hyperactive child.’

Pronunciation

hyperactive

/hʌɪpərˈaktɪv/