hy·​per·​in·​tel·​li·​gent ˌhī-pər-in-ˈte-lə-jənt How to pronounce hyperintelligent (audio)
variants or hyper-intelligent
: extremely intelligent
But Weinstein's cast is more than up to the task of playing hyperintelligent kids without turning them into cloying nerd cartoons.Chris Jones
… my column seems to be popular with a certain breed of hyper-intelligent, easily outraged, deeply ironical funsters …Jonah Goldberg

Examples of hyperintelligent in a Sentence

from an early age he showed signs of being a hyperintelligent child
Recent Examples on the Web Developing a hyperintelligent wireless sensor The idea for Pontosense came about while Yihong and Alex were walking the showroom floor at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. IEEE Spectrum, 23 Mar. 2023 Significantly less intimidating, Ascher’s other interview subjects (who include artists, scientists, and researchers) are hyperintelligent, articulate, and entertaining. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 5 Apr. 2021 The subtext, obviously, is that the whole Taylor family are an intense, hyperintelligent, little-bit-nuts family. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 1 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hyperintelligent was in 1880

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“Hyperintelligent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperintelligent. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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