Definition of hyperactive in English:

hyperactive

adjective

  • 1Abnormally or extremely active.

    ‘a hyperactive pituitary gland’
    • ‘No interview can proceed without hyperactive jump cuts to tangentially relevant footage or airplanes, cars or food.’
    • ‘After about five days patients enter a second phase in which they are restless but not hyperactive or hostile and are now cooperative.’
    • ‘The three subtypes of delirium are hyperactive, hypoactive, and mixed.’
    • ‘But whilst wild pop videos often have completely hyperactive camerawork, films normally don't and Catwoman is testimony as to why.’
    • ‘Alternating with these periods, there would be periods of feeling high and being hyperactive and energetic.’
    • ‘So where does this tale of abnormal, sane, hyperactive ambition begin?’
    • ‘Sure, she was a bit hyperactive, but she came by that naturally.’
    • ‘Mary Ellen's hyperactive guilt complex responded immediately and sat like a prickly insect at the bottom of her stomach.’
    • ‘One can only imagine the trauma that the hyperactive Minister for Europe has endured during the past few days.’
    • ‘The HIV virus promotes dementia, then the brain activity becomes hyperactive.’
    • ‘Look at all these ladders that we can't use, instead forced to run in random directions below and jump like hyperactive idiots.’
    • ‘Now finally issued on CD, Killing Time reveals Frith at his most hyperactive and unfettered.’
    • ‘Artistic endeavors may be an active outlet for your hyperactive nature.’
    • ‘I couldn't help but to smile at this hyperactive ball of energy.’
    • ‘Or is it creating a neurotic, hyperactive corporate culture in which chief executives are too nervous to make any decisions?’
    • ‘You know, I think it's his fault that the elevator in my building is hyperactive.’
    • ‘The hyperactive groups, however, did not differ from each other in the number of time estimation errors.’
    • ‘You've spent too much cold-sweat on false anthems, generic beats, and hyperactive production work.’
    • ‘But that's the nature of today's hyperactive, overheated competitive environment.’
    • ‘How often have we demanded of our priests that they be hyperactive administrators, social workers, or church managers?’
    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.
      • ‘He was difficult, hyperactive and extremely creative, while they were good, if a little dull, Christian children.’
      • ‘A theatre full of modern-day hyperactive children still laughs and cheers at all the right places.’
      • ‘She is extremely hyperactive and impulsive for her age.’
      • ‘Thousands of severely hyperactive children in the UK should soon benefit from a new type of drug, doctors said today.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I have three hyperactive children and two of them have behavioural problems, so I really need a job I can do at home.’
      • ‘And parents or teachers described some 28 percent of the children as hyperactive.’
      • ‘Blue softens the energy of hyperactive children's rooms.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘For years parents of hyperactive children have fought to have the condition taken seriously.’
      • ‘Some customers are parents of hyperactive children put on special diets.’
      • ‘As a hyperactive child, he wore himself out dancing every day, much to their relief.’
      • ‘The authors repeated the analysis for the hyperactive probands who had or had not been treated with stimulants in high school.’
      • ‘Various means have been employed to assess sense of time in hyperactive or ADHD children.’

Pronunciation

hyperactive

/ˌhīpərˈaktiv//ˌhaɪpərˈæktɪv/