What does hysteria mean?

Definitions for hysteria
hɪˈstɛr i ə, -ˈstɪər-hys·te·ri·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. craze, delirium, frenzy, fury, hysterianoun

    state of violent mental agitation

  2. hysterianoun

    excessive or uncontrollable fear

  3. hysteria, hysterical neurosisnoun

    neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions

Wiktionary

  1. hysterianoun

    Behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic.

  2. hysterianoun

    A mental disorder characterized by emotional excitability etc. without an organic cause.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hysterianoun

    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

    Etymology: [NL.: cf. F. hystrie. See Hysteric.]

Freebase

  1. Hysteria

    Hysteria, in its colloquial use, describes unmanageable emotional excesses. People who are "hysterical" often lose self-control due to an overwhelming fear that may be caused by events in one's past that involved some sort of severe conflict. The fear can be centered on a body part, or most commonly, on an imagined problem with that body part. Disease is a common complaint; see also Body dysmorphic disorder and Hypochondriasis. Generally, modern medical professionals have given up the use of "hysteria" as a diagnostic category, replacing it with more precisely defined categories such as somatization disorder. In 1980, the American Psychiatric Association officially changed the diagnosis of "hysterical neurosis, conversion type" to "conversion disorder".

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hysteria

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hysteria in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hysteria in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of hysteria in a Sentence

  1. President Donald Trump:

    I am in interviews all the way across the board putting out the hysteria.

  2. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    **(C)(P)- I COINED AND CREATED THE TERM-POSTURAL CEREBRATION- WHICH REFERS TO THE- UNCONTROLLED ACTIONS- OF THE MIND/BRAIN AT CERTAIN TIMES OF DAY OR NIGHT WHICH ARE CAPABLE OF CAUSING ANXIETY ATTACKS, PARANOIA, FEAR, AND HYSTERIA.MANY PEOPLE SUFFER THIS NOT KNOWING WHAT CAUSES IT..LIKE A MIND RACING OUT OF CONTROL. MY RESEARCH CONTINUES.

  3. Carroll Fife:

    All the hysteria that's been going on through the media and through certain other channels is just that it's hysteria and propaganda, investing in policing will only continue to lock folks up but not give them the nurturing that they have never had.

  4. Kevin Cramer:

    I think as is often the case, it's a lot of hysteria over very little.

  5. President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday:

    This wave of panic and hysteria is bigger than the virus itself.

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