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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Parents of Lempu Junior Secondary School (JSS) pupils who were on March attacked by mass hysteria have asked the Minister of Basic Education Mr Bagalatia Arone to transfer their children to other schools.
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has sealed seven private schools responsible for spreading hate and inciting parents to violence, resulting in attacks on polio vaccination teams and mass hysteria in Peshawar last month.
A mass hysteria supported by a catchphrase of 'o to ge' which translates roughly to enough is enough.
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Michael Savage's Stop Mass Hysteria: America's Insanity from the Salem Witch Trials to the Trump Witch Hunt (9781549142611, $30.00) is read by Barry Baer, who lends a clear, revealing voice to this survey of mass hysteria as evidenced by the Left's response to changing American values.
It is critical that we do not become unthinking pawns in today's machine of mass hysteria. We're better than this.
Cue mass hysteria - and the winner jumping out of the cage, the Octagon, to sort out some of McGregor's side-kicks.
Everyone will be called upon at some point and that's where we can't caught up in the mass hysteria of one poor result.
As a result, a "mass hysteria" ensued among the employees, all of whom began running toward the exit.
Polanski, who lives in France, this week dismissed the #MeToo Movement as "mass hysteria" and "hypocrisy" in an interview with Newsweek Polska.
Leading lovers of nature hit back against "mass hysteria" prompted by Ryedale Naturist Club's free swim offer to under-18s.
Sanitsky introduced the project to studios and streaming networks on Thursday, describing it as 'an allegorical tale of addiction (Stephen was struggling with his own at the time), the threat of nuclear power, the danger of mass hysteria and the absurdity of technical evolution run amuck.'