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hys·ter·ic

 (hĭ-stĕr′ĭk)
n.
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).]

hysterics

(hɪˈstɛrɪks)
n (functioning as plural or singular)
1. (Psychiatry) an attack of hysteria
2. informal wild uncontrollable bursts of laughter
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hysterics - an attack of hysteriahysterics - an attack of hysteria    
attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
Translations
نوبَة من الضِّحْك الشَّديدنوبة هِسْتيريَّه
hysterický záchvatnevázaný smích
hysterisk anfaldhysterisk latteranfald
hisztériás roham
móîursÿkiskast; taugaáfall
hysterický záchvatzáchvat smiechu
gülmekten kırılmahisteri nöbeti

hysterics

[hɪsˈterɪks] NPL
1. (= tears, shouts) → histeria f, histerismo m
she was in hystericstenía un ataque de histeria, estaba histérica
to go into or have hystericsponerse histérico
2. (= laughter) → ataque m de risa
we were in hysterics about itestábamos muertos de risa

hysterics

[hɪˈstɛrɪks] npl
(mental state)(violente) crise f de nerfs
to have hysterics → avoir une crise de nerfs
(laughing) to be in hysterics → rire aux larmes

hysterics

plHysterie f, → hysterischer Anfall; to go into or have hystericshysterisch werden, einen hysterischen Anfall bekommen; (fig inf: = laugh) → sich totlachen, sich nicht mehr halten können vor Lachen; to be in hystericshysterisch sein, einen hysterischen Anfall haben; (fig inf: = be laughing) → sich (halb) totlachen (inf); we were in hysterics about it (fig inf)wir haben uns darüber (halb) totgelacht (inf); he had us all in hysterics (fig inf)wir haben uns über ihn (halb) totgelacht (inf)

hysterics

[hɪsˈtɛrɪks] npl (tears) → crisi f inv isterica; (laughter) → attacco di riso
to be in or have hysterics → avere una crisi isterica (fam) (laugh) → crepar dal ridere

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·ter·ics

n. histerismo, histeria.
References in classic literature ?
You'll find out if you work him into a tantrum after this--but at any rate you've given him something to have hysterics about, and I'm glad of it.
But the trouble was that the hysterics could not go on for ever, and (I am writing the loathsome truth) lying face downwards on the sofa with my face thrust into my nasty leather pillow, I began by degrees to be aware of a far-away, involuntary but irresistible feeling that it would be awkward now for me to raise my head and look Liza straight in the face.
She fell into violent hysterics immediately, with such screams as reached your brother's ears, as he was sitting in his own dressing-room down stairs, thinking about writing a letter to his steward in the country.
And even when the rest have in some measure come to themselves again, and can find words and smiles, Barbara--that soft-hearted, gentle, foolish little Barbara--is suddenly missed, and found to be in a swoon by herself in the back parlour, from which swoon she falls into hysterics, and from which hysterics into a swoon again, and is, indeed, so bad, that despite a mortal quantity of vinegar and cold water she is hardly a bit better at last than she was at first.
Is there a form of hysterics that bursts into words instead of tears?
Tell me what it all means," said I, in a state bordering on hysterics.
My aunt, with one clap of her hands, and one look through her spectacles, immediately went into hysterics, for the first and only time in all my knowledge of her.
They are less easily excited off their balance; they can recognize and obey their master's voice in the scuffle and rage of battle; and they never fly into nervous hysterics such as are common, say, with fox-terriers.
Just then a piercing cry, ending in a sob, burst from the centre of the crowd, who encircled the lady who had before fainted, and who now fell into a violent fit of hysterics.
The day the fleurs de lys were cut out of the medallions of the treasury, and the king laid down his arms, I thought our mistress would have had the hysterics on our account.
The Lacedemonian nation might have approved of it, but most modern dames would have gone into hysterics at the sight.
You're in the plot--you made him marry, thinking that I'd leave my money from him-- you did, Martha," the poor old lady screamed in hysteric sentences.