Definitions

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  • adjective In a state of hypervigilance.

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ vigilant

Examples

  • It's completely formal after such a shocking experience to be what's called hypervigilant, to be jumpy, anxious, little things make us worried, nervous and very unhappy.

    CNN Transcript Oct 12, 2001

  • I just want it over, and I'm being kind of hypervigilant about my boundaries: I read the news, but only when I feel like it (which is at least daily, but still).

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • She described him as "hypervigilant," his eyes darting about, his face twitching into grimaces, his "startle response" on constant high alert.

    Balkinization

  • She described him as "hypervigilant," his eyes darting about, his face twitching into grimaces, his "startle response" on constant high alert.

    Balkinization

  • She described him as "hypervigilant," his eyes darting about, his face twitching into grimaces, his "startle response" on constant high alert.

    Balkinization

  • She described him as "hypervigilant," his eyes darting about, his face twitching into grimaces, his "startle response" on constant high alert.

    Balkinization

  • She described him as "hypervigilant," his eyes darting about, his face twitching into grimaces, his "startle response" on constant high alert.

    Balkinization

  • She described him as "hypervigilant," his eyes darting about, his face twitching into grimaces, his "startle response" on constant high alert.

    Balkinization

  • She described him as "hypervigilant," his eyes darting about, his face twitching into grimaces, his "startle response" on constant high alert.

    Balkinization

  • She described him as "hypervigilant," his eyes darting about, his face twitching into grimaces, his "startle response" on constant high alert.

    Balkinization

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