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    Usage of Hyper Active

    Hi,

    What is the correct usage of the word "hyperactive"?

    He is hyperactive.

    What does this sentence imply?
    Is the usage of Hyperactive negative or positive in this context?

    Thanks

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    Re: Usage of Hyper Active

    Hi anupumh,

    hyperactive: abnormally active

    1 : affected with or exhibiting hyperactivity; broadly : more active than is usual or desirable
    2 : intricately or elaborately designed or detailed

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    Re: Usage of Hyper Active

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    What is the correct usage of the word "hyperactive"?

    He is hyperactive.

    What does this sentence imply?
    Is the usage of Hyperactive negative or positive in this context?

    Thanks
    This term is mostly applied to children. It's negative. It means being over-active, but with no purpose. Hyperactive children run around screaming, hitting things, etc.
    A person who is very active with a purpose, who gets a lot of work done, etc. is not generally called "hyperactive".

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