What does hysterical mean?

Definitions for hystericalhɪˈstɛr ɪ kəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hysterical.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. hysterical(adj)

    marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion

    "hysterical laughter"; "a mob of hysterical vigilantes"


  1. Hysterical(a.)

    In a state of panic or behaving in a wild irrational manner, due to fear or emotional trauma.

  2. Hysterical(a.)

    Resembling hysteria; as, hysterical laughter.

  3. Origin: [L. hystericus, Gr. , fr. "yste`ra the womb; perh. akin to latter, later, and E. utter, out.]


  1. hysterical(Adjective)

    Of, or arising from hysteria.

  2. hysterical(Adjective)

    Having, or prone to having hysterics.

  3. hysterical(Adjective)

    Provoking uncontrollable laughter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hysterical(adj)

    of or pertaining to hysteria; affected, or troubled, with hysterics; convulsive, fitful

  2. Origin: [L. hystericus, Gr. , fr. "yste`ra the womb; perh. akin to latter, later, and E. utter, out.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hysterical in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hysterical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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