hy·​per·​sex·​u·​al ˌhī-pər-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce hypersexual (audio)
: exhibiting unusual or excessive concern with or indulgence in sexual activity

Examples of hypersexual in a Sentence

typically users of crystal meth report that the powerful stimulant leaves them feeling hypersexual as well as euphoric
Recent Examples on the Web Some researchers attribute hypersexual stereotypes to higher rates of intimate partner violence for bisexual women. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 22 June 2024 As part of that effort, the fungus also makes cicadas hypersexual. Rachel Treisman, NPR, 6 June 2024 The first minstrel shows mimicked enslaved Africans on plantations in the Southern United States, depicting Black people as lazy, ignorant, cowardly or hypersexual, according to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Jack Guy, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024 In real life, bisexual people face stereotypes of being greedy and hypersexual. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2024 For instance, mice that tended to be aggressive or hypersexual before sleep deprivation were more so with sleep deprivation. Byerin Prater, Fortune Well, 3 Nov. 2023 Artificial intelligence image tools have a tendency to spin up disturbing clichés: Asian women are hypersexual. Szu Yu Chen, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2023 Before any kind of conventional mid-tempo hip-hop took hold in the deep south in the ‘90s, a fast, hypersexual style of danceable hip-hop known as Miami bass exploded out of Florida thanks to Luther Campbell and his group 2 Live Crew. Al Shipley, Spin, 8 Aug. 2023 She was modeled after Bild Lilli, a risque doll and an adult gag gift based on a racy hypersexual German comic book character. Theara Coleman, The Week, 9 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypersexual was in 1874

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“Hypersexual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypersexual. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


hy·​per·​sex·​u·​al -ˈseksh-(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl How to pronounce hypersexual (audio)
: exhibiting unusual or excessive concern with or indulgence in sexual activity
hypersexuality noun
plural hypersexualities
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