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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 ?
And when he killed for revenge, or in self-defense, he did that also without hysteria, for it was a very businesslike proceeding which admitted of no levity.
Michael possessed no trace of hysteria, though he was more temperamentally excitable and explosive than his blood-brother Jerry, while his father and mother were a sedate old couple indeed compared with him.
He recalled the scene within the temple when he had lain stretched upon the sacrificial altar, while La, with high-raised dagger, stood above him, and the rows of priests and priestesses awaited, in the ecstatic hysteria of fanaticism, the first gush of their victim's warm blood, that they might fill their golden goblets and drink to the glory of their Flaming God.
Even though the Russian knew that he was safe from his enemy, the very sight of him threw him into a frenzy of trembling cowardice, which became frantic hysteria as he saw the white giant dive fearlessly into the forbidding waters of the tropical river.
In the stillness the sally was heard over the whole house, and the audience, relieved of its anxiety for its favorite, laughed with an uproariousness that had in it the note of hysteria.
And thereafter, for a long time, the many irons rose and fell, the pace of the room in no wise diminished; while the forewoman strode the aisles with a threatening eye for incipient breakdown and hysteria.
And then I discovered that it was not laughter, but hysteria.
At the sight of the body within the cage with the lion, the women and children of the village set up a most frightful lamentation, working themselves into a joyous hysteria which far transcended the happy misery derived by their more civilized prototypes who make a business of dividing their time between the movies and the neighborhood funerals of friends and strangers--especially strangers.
I mastered the rising hysteria, lifted up my head, and took a firm stand on the stool.
The boy is half insane with hysteria and self-indulgence.
The hysteria of panic had fastened the guilt upon himself.
To think of having such an attack of womanish hysteria, pah