hyper·​emo·​tion·​al ˌhī-pər-i-ˈmō-shnəl How to pronounce hyperemotional (audio)
variants or hyper-emotional
: 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 noun
or hyper-emotionality
children experiencing hyperemotionality

Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperemotional was in 1894

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“Hyperemotional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperemotional. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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