- extremely, esp. abnormally, active
- designating or having a condition characterized by excessive activity and excitability, esp. in children: cf. attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder
The definition of hyperactive is having extreme levels of activity.
An example of someone hyperactive is a person who can bounce around all day and never tire out.
- Highly or excessively active: a hyperactive thyroid gland.
- Characterized by or displaying excessive motor activity, restlessness, and often talkativeness: hyperactive behavior; hyperactive children.
(comparative more hyperactive, superlative most hyperactive)
- having an increased state of activity
- having attention deficit disorder (no longer used by the scientific community)
hyper- + active
- Children are particularly likely to become rejected if they show a wide range of conduct problems, including disruptive, hyperactive, and disagreeable behaviors in addition to physical aggression.
- However it is the mode in which a child plays alone-in an overly boisterous, hyperactive manner-that seems to provide the marker for potential acting out problems later.
- Bipolar children are easily distracted, impulsive, and hyperactive, which can lead to a misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Activity level will vary with species, but of course, you want to avoid the runt that cowers in the corner, as well as the hyperactive one of the bunch.
- In some cases, the person needs to calm and organize a hyperactive system, and in others, the person has to get stimulation for a hypoactive system.