Pronunciation: (hī'pur), [key] Informal.
1. overexcited; overstimulated; keyed up.
2. seriously or obsessively concerned; fanatical; rabid: She's hyper about noise pollution.
a person who is hyper.
Pronunciation: (hī'pur), [key]
a person who promotes or publicizes events, people, etc., esp. one who uses flamboyant or questionable methods; promoter; publicist.
a prefix appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “over,” usually implying excess or exaggeration (hyperbole); on this model used, especially as opposed to hypo-, in the formation of compound words (hyperthyroid). Cf. super-.
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