hyper

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hy·per

adjective \ˈhī-pər\

: very excited, nervous, or active

Full Definition of HYPER

1
:  high-strung, excitable; also :  highly excited
2
:  extremely active

Examples of HYPER

  1. I get a little hyper when I drink too much coffee.
  2. <she's so hyper that she's the last person you'd want to turn to in an emergency>

Origin of HYPER

short for hyperactive
First Known Use: circa 1942

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

Rhymes with HYPER

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