American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Slang Stimulated with or as if with a hypodermic injection: "hyped-up rhetoric to dramatize the strike” ( New York Times).
“Conservatives who care about this country and about their own philosophy and ideology should balance Limbaugh's deliberately hyped-up rhetoric with other, more thoughtful positions.”
“Instead, the anniversary serves as a powerful rationale for an informed, precise and moral approach to combating homegrown terrorism, not hyped-up discrimination.”
“It's simply a news media myth made real by robotic repetition to think that anyone is ahead or behind after three of our tiniest and least demographically representative states deliver their hyped-up decisions.”
“And no hyped-up trade deals are going to change this fundamental imbalance.”
“The ARES I vehicle is no more than a hyped-up RSRB.”
“- A hyped-up Simon & Schuster press release about the upcoming novel on the president.”
“Can't wait to hear her try to pronounce some Chinese with that hyped-up pseudo-folksy accent she hams.”
“Certainly compared with Guido's hyped-up blog expose of a little bit of high jinks in high places, (that's the one SoS totally missed) Here though the authoritve, real journalistic community - the voice of the nation (well the EH1 bit) - hits back with this fine stuff.”
“This hyped-up free-market reform rhetoric seeped into President Obama’s suggestion to “offer schools a deal” in his State of the Union address.”
“The blogs may all boast the Ableton skills of some teenager cranking out mixes from his basement, but if he can't close out a party at Barcelona with the staff scrubbing scuff marks off the floor, his hyped-up skills might just get stuck somewhere in the suburbs.”
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