hy·​per·​ex·​cit·​ed ˌhī-pər-ik-ˈsī-təd How to pronounce hyperexcited (audio)
variants or hyper-excited
: extremely or excessively excited : characterized by or displaying intense or excessive excitement or excitation
a hyper-excited dog
And I really like that "Iron Chef" show where the Japanese host, who clearly needs to switch to decaf, gets all hyperexcited about the secret ingredient.The Flint (Michigan) Journal
The daily pill is believed to ease withdrawal symptoms by quieting areas in the brain that become hyperexcited after drinking alcohol is stopped.Kay Lazar
Instead of playing these nerdy, hyper-excited or sensitive characters, I'd rather just be this loser that I really am.Ali Wong
hyperexcitement noun
or less commonly hyper-excitement
Isaac, meanwhile, is spinning the revolving door of the cafe wildly in hyperexcitement of seeing Santa. Daniel P. Finney
Reich captures the enthusiasm, transcendent optimism and hyperexcitement that characterized everything Nelson Rockefeller did … Casper W. Weinberger
… manic-depressive patients—who alternate between hyper-excitement and depression over many years … Solomon H. Snyder

Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperexcited was in 1826

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“Hyperexcited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperexcited. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


hy·​per·​ex·​cit·​ed -rik-ˈsīt-əd How to pronounce hyperexcited (audio)
: characterized by unusual or excessive excitement
an acute hyperexcited state
hyperexcitement noun

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