hyperexcited

adjective hy·per·ex·cit·ed \ ˌhī-pər-ik-ˈsī-təd \
variants: or hyper-excited
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hyperexcited

: 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

play \ˌhī-pər-ik-ˈsīt-mənt\ or less commonly hyper-excitement noun
    • 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

Medical Dictionary

hyperexcited

adjective hy·per·ex·cit·ed \ -rik-ˈsīt-əd \

medical Definition of hyperexcited

: characterized by unusual or excessive excitement
  • an acute hyperexcited state

hyperexcitement

play \-rik-ˈsīt-mənt\ noun

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