[hahy-per-sek-shoo-uh l or, esp. British, -seks-yoo-]


unusually or excessively active in or concerned with sexual matters.


a person who is hypersexual.

Nearby words

  1. hypersecretory,
  2. hypersensitive,
  3. hypersensitivity,
  4. hypersensitization,
  5. hypersensitize,
  6. hypersomnia,
  7. hypersonic,
  8. hyperspace,
  9. hypersphere,
  10. hypersplenism

Origin of hypersexual

First recorded in 1940–45; hyper- + sexual

Related formshy·per·sex·u·al·i·ty, nounhy·per·sex·u·al·ly, adverb

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