Definition of hyperactive in English:

hyperactive

adjective

  • 1Abnormally or extremely active.

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

Pronunciation

hyperactive

/ˌhīpərˈaktiv//ˌhaɪpərˈæktɪv/