Definitions for hystericalhɪˈstɛr ɪ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hys•ter•i•calhɪˈstɛr ɪ kəl(adj.)

  1. of, characterized by, or suffering from hysteria.

  2. uncontrollably emotional or agitated.

  3. causing unrestrained laughter; very funny:

    a hysterical movie.

Origin of hysterical:

1605–15; < L hysteric(us)hysteric+ -al1


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hysterical(adjective)ɪˈstɛr ɪ kəl

    unable to control your emotions

    police trying to calm the hysterical crowd; The boy was crying hysterically.


  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

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of or suffering from hysteria.

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