from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or exhibiting hyperkinesia or hyperactivity.
  • adj. Wildly fast-paced or excited; frenetic: a hyperkinetic sales pitch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, relating to, or affected with hyperkinesis or hyperactivity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to hyperkinesis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to or characterized by hyperkinesis.


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  • THERE is one kind of energy discharger that we may call the hyperkinetic, controlled practical type.

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  • He suggests, for example, that the prevalence of the "hyperkinetic" disorder in boys may be due to the fact that female teachers do not cope wisely with "appropriately boyish" behavior.

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  • He is quite correct in suspecting that the term "hyperkinetic" is a somewhat loose one.

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  • Our own extensive investigations, as well as those of several other researchers, have failed to uncover clear evidence of brain damage in many of our "hyperkinetic" children.

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  • My colleagues and I have studied over 200 "hyperkinetic" children during the past seven years and I believe that we and other investigators have at least partial answers to some of the questions Mr. Holt raises.

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  • Until solid evidence is available on all of these questions we can only trust that physicians and educators will approach the problems of "hyperkinetic" children with patience and caution.

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  • Maybe I should say Oompa-Loompa-like, because the Show Room is definitely more "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" than "The Wizard of Oz," a Tim Burton landscape of exposed brick and ductwork, scuffed and tufted furniture sometimes too doll-sized to be comfortable and the kind of hyperkinetic playfulness we'll need to survive the apocalypse.

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  • But he's brilliant at what he does, at the kind of hyperkinetic, every-shot-a-grabber filmmaking that many attempt and few bring off.

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  • "It's not exactly the kind of hyperkinetic mash-up music we have nowadays 'cause it's still focused on sounds that maybe you haven't heard before," he says.

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  • Needless to say, the hyperkinetic ravers did not take well to their music getting cut and began taunting the strange man giving the unsolicited lecture.

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