Examples of hyperactive in a Sentence
the skyrocketing price of oil resulted in a wildly fluctuating, hyperactive stock market
hyperactive children who are in dire need of a guardian with a firm hand
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And while that might seem at odds with Trump and his hyperactive social media presence, the leaders seem to share a low opinion of the news media covering their administrations.
A genetic analysis performed at WUSM's genome center, where Wartman worked, pinpointed a hyperactive gene, and a drug for advanced kidney cancer happened to inhibit the protein that gene produces.
This, too, might prove a difficult position for many to take, especially in these hyperactive times.
Pedace’s play is a laugh-a-minute comedy about a hyperactive and hyper-controlling spinster who minds everyone else’s business, with the help of her night-vision goggles.
Maria is the latest powerhouse storm in what has become a hyperactive hurricane season.
Such concessions, along with the clarity and freshness of Macron's mandate to enact reforms, have divided opinion among France's often hyperactive labor unions.
Stromboli is one of several active (in its case, hyperactive) volcanoes in Italy, from Sicily’s Mount Etna to Mount Vesuvius near Naples, which buried Pompeii 2,000 years ago.
As Kildare, the dogged police inspector on the tail of a hyperactive serial killer, Mr. Nighy performs a symphony of sneers, squints and suspicious lip-pursing.
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First Known Use of hyperactive
Synonymsagitated, excited, frenzied, heated, hectic, feverish, overactive, overwrought
Antonymsimperturbable, nerveless, unexcitable, unflappable, unshakable
Related Wordshyperexcited, overexcited; afire, aflutter, aquiver, atingle; anxious, dithery, edgy, het up, high-strung, hyped-up, hyper, jittery, jumpy, nervy, nervous, perturbed, tense, troubled, uneasy, unquiet, upset, uptight, wired
Near Antonymscalm, collected, composed, cool, coolheaded, placid, serene, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed, unshaken, untroubled, unworried
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medical Definition of hyperactive
- Scientists suspect in certain genetically susceptible people, the immune cells remain hyperactive long after the infectious agent has been cleared from the body.
- —Kathy Fackelmann, Science News, 23 Oct. 1993
- A growing number of parents suspect that the powerful stimulant Ritalin—long prescribed for its paradoxically tranquilizing effect on hyperactive children—has become a convenience for teachers seeking quiet classrooms …
- —David Gates. Newsweek, 23 Nov. 1987
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