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hysterical - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'hysterical' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Hysterical [ a.]
- Of or pertaining to hysteria; affected, or troubled, with hysterics; convulsive, fitful.

Meaning of 'hysterical' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . hysterical [ s]
Meaning (1):
- marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion
Example in sentence:
  • a mob of hysterical vigilantes;
  • hysterical laughter
Meaning (2):
- characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria
Example in sentence:
  • during hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered;
  • hysterical amnesia