Definitions for hysteriahɪˈstɛr i ə, -ˈstɪər-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hys•te•ri•ahɪˈstɛr i ə, -ˈstɪər-(n.)
a psychoneurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks, disturbances of sensory and motor functions, and various abnormal effects due to autosuggestion.
an uncontrollable emotional outburst, as from fear or grief, often characterized by irrationality, laughter, weeping, etc.
a state of intense agitation, anxiety, or excitement, esp. as manifested by large groups or segments of society.
Origin of hysteria:
1795–1805; hyster (ic ) + -ia
craze, delirium, frenzy, fury, hysteria(noun)
state of violent mental agitation
excessive or uncontrollable fear
hysteria, hysterical neurosis(noun)
neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
hysteria(noun)ɪˈstɛr i ə, -ˈstɪər-
the hysteria that surrounded Beatles concerts
Behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic.
A mental disorder characterized by emotional excitability etc. without an organic cause.
a nervous affection, occurring almost exclusively in women, in which the emotional and reflex excitability is exaggerated, and the will power correspondingly diminished, so that the patient loses control over the emotions, becomes the victim of imaginary sensations, and often falls into paroxism or fits
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Historical term for a chronic, but fluctuating, disorder beginning in early life and characterized by recurrent and multiple somatic complaints not apparently due to physical illness. This diagnosis is not used in contemporary practice.
Translations for hysteria
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a severe nervous upset which causes eg uncontrolled laughing or crying, imaginary illnesses etc.
- هِسْتيريا، هَرَعArabic
- histeriaPortuguese (BR)
- die HysterieGerman
- हिस्टीरिया, उन्मादHindi
- sefasÿki; móðursÿki; geðshræring; æðiIcelandic
- isterismo, isteriaItalian
- histeri, isteriTurkish
- 歇斯底里Chinese (Trad.)
- اعصابی نظام میں نفسیاتی سبب سے مقررہ اعمال میں گڑبڑUrdu
- chứng ictêriVietnamese
- 歇斯特里症，癔病Chinese (Simp.)
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