Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hyperactive”

See all translations

hyperactive

adjective uk   /ˌhaɪ.pər'æk.tɪv/ us    /-pɚ-/
Someone who is hyperactive has more energy than is normal, gets excited easily, and cannot stay still or think about work: Hyperactive children often have poor concentration and require very little sleep.
See also
hyperactivity
noun [U] uk   /-ækˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ækˈt̬ɪv.ə.t̬i/
Translations of “hyperactive”
in Chinese (Traditional) 好動亢奮的, 過度活躍的…
in Russian легко возбудимый, гиперактивный…
in Turkish çok hareketli, hiperaktif…
in Chinese (Simplified) 多动亢奋的, 过分活跃的…
in Polish nadpobudliwy…
(Definition of hyperactive from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hyperactive?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “hyperactive” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More