mass hysteria

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mass hysteria

n.
A condition in which a large group of people exhibit similar physical or emotional symptoms, such as anxiety or extreme excitement. Also called epidemic hysteria.
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Noun1.mass hysteria - a condition in which a large group of people exhibit the same state of violent mental agitation
delirium, frenzy, hysteria, craze, fury - state of violent mental agitation
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