hyperemotional

adjective hyper·emo·tion·al \ ˌhī-pər-i-ˈmō-shnəl , -shə-nᵊl \
variants: or hyper-emotional
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hyperemotional

: extremely or overly emotional
  • hyperemotional employees
  • She uses the term "hysteria" in the layman's sense to refer broadly to any hyperemotional state accompanied by histrionic and attention-seeking behaviour.
  • —Stuart Sutherland

hyperemotionality

play \ˌhī-pər-i-ˌmō-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\ or hyper-emotionality noun
    • children experiencing hyperemotionality

First Known Use of hyperemotional

1894


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hyperemotional? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

allowing a liquid or gas to pass through

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!