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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 physical symptoms in the absence of organic pathology. The symptoms of hysteria are currently attributed to any of several psychiatric conditions, including somatization disorder, multiple personality disorder, and histrionic personality disorder. The term hysteria is no longer used in clinical use.

[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 ?
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.
His countenance was, as usual, cadaverously wan--but, moreover, there was a species of mad hilarity in his eyes--an evidently restrained hysteria in his whole demeanour.
The hysteria of panic had fastened the guilt upon himself.
The only warning is the electric skin-tension (I feel as though I were a lace-maker's pillow) and an irritability which the gibbering of the General Communicator increases almost to hysteria.
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.
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.
Bertha Kircher laughed as evenly and with as little hysteria as though she were moved by the small talk of an afternoon tea.
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.
All I can particularly recall is that I laughed, though neither from a spirit of bravado nor from hysteria.
Also, in the moments when he was shoved away and was springing back to the attack, he yelped in high-pitched puppy hysteria.
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.