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[hahy-puh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh] /ˌhaɪ pəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə/

noun, Psychiatry.
a mania of low intensity.
(psychiatry) an abnormal condition of extreme excitement, milder than mania but characterized by great optimism and overactivity and often by reckless spending of money

1843 (as a clinical word from 1882, from German hypomanie); see hypo- + mania. Related: Hypomaniac; hypomanic.

hypomania hy·po·ma·ni·a (hī’pə-mā’nē-ə, -mān’yə)
A mild form of mania, characterized by hyperactivity and euphoria.


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