hyperalert

adjective
hy·​per·​alert | \ ˌhī-pər-ə-ˈlərt How to pronounce hyperalert (audio) \
variants: or hyper-alert

Definition of hyperalert

: extremely or excessively alert Jarrett was exhausted, after weeks on the campaign trail, but hyperalert, watching the wider terrain, observing all comers, while always keeping an eye on Obama.— Ron Suskind Symptoms of PTSD can include insomnia, irritability, being hyperalert to danger or feeling on edge.— Phyllis Furman

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hyperalertness or hyper-alertness noun
Type A people showed the overt behavioral syndrome or style of living characterized by "extremes of competitiveness, striving for achievement, restlessness, hyper-alertness, explosiveness of speech …". The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychology

First Known Use of hyperalert

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperalert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperalert. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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hyperalert

adjective
hy·​per·​alert | \ ˌhī-pər-ə-ˈlərt How to pronounce hyperalert (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperalert

: extremely or excessively alert Symptoms of PTSD can include insomnia, irritability, being hyperalert to danger or feeling on edge. — Phyllis Furman, The Daily News (New York), 1 Mar. 2012

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hyperalertness noun

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