[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.

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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Examples from the Web for hypersexuality

Contemporary Examples of hypersexuality

  • In men, hypersexuality was traditionally called satyriasis, while similar behavior in women was described as nymphomania.

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    Are Men Crazy?

    Leslie Bennetts

    September 2, 2011