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hys·ter·i·a

 (hĭ-stĕr′ē-ə, -stîr′-)
n.
1. Behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic.
2. A group of psychiatric symptoms, including heightened emotionality, attention-seeking behavior, and preoccupation with physical symptoms that may not be explainable by a medical condition. The term hysteria is no longer in clinical use, and such symptoms are currently attributed to any of several psychiatric conditions, including somatic symptom disorder, conversion disorder, and histrionic personality disorder.

[New Latin : hyster(ic) + -ia.]

hysteria

(hɪˈstɪərɪə)
n
1. (Psychiatry) a mental disorder characterized by emotional outbursts, susceptibility to autosuggestion, and, often, symptoms such as paralysis that mimic the effects of physical disorders. See also conversion disorder
2. any frenzied emotional state, esp of laughter or crying
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin hystericus hysteric]

hys•te•ri•a

(hɪˈstɛr i ə, -ˈstɪər-)

n.
1. a psychoneurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks, disturbances of sensory and motor functions, and various abnormal effects due to autosuggestion.
2. an uncontrollable emotional outburst, as from fear or grief, often characterized by irrationality, laughter, weeping, etc.
3. a state of intense agitation, anxiety, or excitement, esp. as manifested by large groups or segments of society.
[1795–1805; hyster (ic) + -ia]

hysteria

a condition of extreme excitement characterized by emotional disturbance, sensory and motor derangement and sometimes the simulation of organic disorders. — hysterie, n.hysteric, hysterical, adj.
See also: Psychology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hysteria - state of violent mental agitationhysteria - state of violent mental agitation  
nympholepsy - a frenzy of emotion; as for something unattainable
manic disorder, mania - a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently
epidemic hysertia, mass hysteria - a condition in which a large group of people exhibit the same state of violent mental agitation
2.hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable fear
fear, fearfulness, fright - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
3.hysteria - neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions
mimesis - any disease that shows symptoms characteristic of another disease
neurosis, neuroticism, psychoneurosis - a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
anxiety hysteria - a form of hysteria having features of both conversion disorder and anxiety neurosis
hysterocatalepsy - hysteria with cataleptic symptoms

hysteria

noun frenzy, panic, madness, agitation, delirium, hysterics, unreason No one could help getting carried away by the hysteria.
Translations
إنفِعال شديد غَيْر مُنْضَبِطهِسْتيريا، هَرَع
hysteriešílenství
hysterimassehysteri
æsingursefasÿki; móîursÿki; geîshræring; æîi
isterijaisterijos priepuolisisteriškaiisteriškasisteriškas juokas
histērija
hystéria

hysteria

[hɪsˈtɪərɪə] Nhisteria f, histerismo m
mass hysteriahisteria f colectiva

hysteria

[hɪˈstɪəriə] n
(gen)hystérie f
(MEDICINE)hystérie f

hysteria

nHysterie f; completely overcome with hysteriavöllig hysterisch

hysteria

[hɪsˈtɪərɪə] n (gen) → isterismo (Psych) → isteria

hysteria

(hiˈstiəriə) noun
1. a severe nervous upset which causes eg uncontrolled laughing or crying, imaginary illnesses etc.
2. uncontrolled excitement, eg of a crowd of people. mass hysteria.
hyˈsterical (-ˈste-) adjective
of or suffering from hysteria.
hyˈsterically (-ˈste-) adverb
hyˈsterics (-ˈste-) noun plural
1. a fit of hysteria.
2. a fit of wild laughter.
go into hysterics
to have a fit of hysteria.

hys·te·ri·a

n. histeria, neurosis extrema.

hysteria

n (ant) crisis f de ansiedad, ansiedad severa, histeria (ant)
References in classic literature ?
said the lady abbess, as the aforesaid Miss Smithers proceeded to go into hysterics of four young lady power.
I couldn't go into hysterics in front of my children.
And worst of all, rather than go into hysterics and ruin the party, we had to act cheery and gracious for the rest of that awful night.