Definition of hyper in English:


Syllabification: hy·per
Pronunciation: /ˈhīpər


  • Hyperactive or unusually energetic: eating sugar makes you hyper
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    • Whenever his friends or family were around he became extremely energetic and hyper.
    • Next week will see the gates of Unionism come crushing down, be prepared to see the siege mentality go into hyper speed.
    • The long car ride and Red Bulls we had pounded left him hyper and a little crazy.
    hyperactive, overactive, active, energetic; busy, fidgety; excited, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, adrenalized, feverish
    informal keyed-up, fired-up, amped-up, psyched, high-energy, caffeinated, pumped, pumped up, turbocharged


1940s: abbreviation of hyperactive.

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