HyperDic: hysterical

English > 2 senses of the word hysterical:
ADJECTIVEallhysterical, hystericcharacterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria
allhystericalmarked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion
hysterical > pronunciation
Soundshhihsteh'rihkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > hysterical: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria.
Examples
  • "during hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered"- Morris Fishbein
  • "hysterical amnesia"
Synonymhysteric
Broaderneurotic, psychoneuroticaffected with emotional disorder
Spanishhistérico
Catalanhistèric
Nounshysterianeurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions
English > hysterical: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmarked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion.
Examples
  • "hysterical laughter"
  • "a mob of hysterical vigilantes"
BroaderagitatedTroubled emotionally and usually deeply
Spanishhistérico
Nounshysteriaexcessive or uncontrollable fear
hysteriastate of violent mental agitation
Adverbshystericallyin a hysterical manner

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