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1. hysterics(used with a sing. or pl. verb) A fit of uncontrollable laughing or crying.
2. A person suffering from hysteria. No longer in clinical use.
[From Latin hystericus, hysterical, from Greek husterikos, from husterā, womb (from the former idea that disturbances in the womb caused hysteria).]
a hysterical person
[C17: from Latin hystericus literally: of the womb, from Greek husterikos, from hustera the womb; from the belief that hysteria in women originated in disorders of the womb]
1. Usu., hysterics. a fit of uncontrollable laughter or weeping; hysteria.
2. a person subject to hysteria.adj.
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|Noun||1.||hysteric - a person suffering from hysteria|
|Adj.||1.||hysteric - characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria; "during hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered"- Morris Fishbein; "hysterical amnesia"|