What does hysterical mean?

Definitions for hysterical
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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"

GCIDE

  1. Hysterical(a.)

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

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

  2. Hysterical(a.)

    Resembling hysteria; as, hysterical laughter.

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

Wiktionary

  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

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of hysterical in a Sentence

  1. Chelsea Clinton:

    I'm constantly surprised by the stories of me running for fill in the blank: Congress, Senate, City Council, the presidency? I really find this all rather hysterical because I've been asked this question a lot throughout my life and the answer has never changed.

  2. Harry S Truman:

    If you tell Congress everything about the world situation, they get hysterical. If you tell them nothing, they go fishing.

  3. Michael Rapp:

    She was hysterical on the phone and she told me she was gone, i thought maybe she ran away or something. I didn’t realize she meant she passed away.

  4. Salam Othman:

    People would die and then be replaced, i did not leave the cell for the whole three years, not once ... Many people became hysterical and lost their minds.

  5. Allyson Seel-Sorenson:

    (Rebecca) has called me a dozen times and said, ‘I’m so sorry. Do you still love me? Which I think is just hysterical.

Images & Illustrations of hysterical

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