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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 ?
Could swim like a duck, paddled round the castle till he came to a little door guarded by two stout fellows, knocked their heads together till they cracked like a couple of nuts, then, by a trifling exertion of his prodigious strength, he smashed in the door, went up a pair of stone steps covered with dust a foot thick, toads as big as your fist, and spiders that would frighten you into hysterics, MIss March.
Marie rose and threw herself out of the apartment into her own, when she fell into violent hysterics.
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.
Opening the window, I walked in upon them; liberated Celine from my protection; gave her notice to vacate her hotel; offered her a purse for immediate exigencies; disregarded screams, hysterics, prayers, protestations, convulsions; made an appointment with the vicomte for a meeting at the Bois de Boulogne.
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.
One arm-chair was allowed on the stage; and into that arm-chair Miss Marrable sank, preparatory to a fit of 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.
No, no," gasped Gertrude, shrinking into a chair, almost in hysterics.
Women had hysterics in those days to get their ends, but now" (he began to laugh) "their vapors end in charcoal.
The moment we were alone in the carriage he gave way to a regular fit of hysterics.
Tell me what it all means," said I, in a state bordering on hysterics.
I frightened him with my passionate affection; I reduced him to tears, to hysterics.