Definitions for hysterichɪˈstɛr ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hys•ter•ichɪˈstɛr ɪk(n.)

  1. Usu., hysterics. a fit of uncontrollable laughter or weeping; hysteria.

  2. a person subject to hysteria.

  3. (adj.)hysterical.

Origin of hysteric:

1650–60; < L hystericus < Gk hysterikós, suffering in the womb, hysterical (reflecting the Greeks' belief that hysteria was peculiar to women and caused by disturbances in the uterus); see hystero -, -ic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hysteric(adj)

    a person suffering from hysteria

  2. hysteric, hysterical(adj)

    characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria

    "during hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered"- Morris Fishbein; "hysterical amnesia"

Wiktionary

  1. hysteric(Noun)

    A hysterical person.

  2. hysteric(Adjective)

    hysterical

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hysteric(adj)

    alt. of Hysterical

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