from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person suffering from hysteria.
- n. A fit of uncontrollable laughing or crying.
- n. An attack of hysteria.
- adj. Hysterical.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. hysterical
- n. A hysterical person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to hysteria.
- adj. In a state of hysteria; affected, or troubled, with hysterics; uncontrollably emotional; convulsive, fitful.
- adj. In a state of panic or behaving in a wild irrational manner, due to fear or emotional trauma.
- adj. Resembling hysteria.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to, resulting from, affected with, or subject to hysteria.
- Having the characteristics of hysteria; emotionally disordered; fitful; frantic.
- n. A fit of hysteria: commonly in the plural.
- n. A hysteric person; one who suffers from hysteria.
- Same as hysteretic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person suffering from hysteria
- adj. characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria
From Latin hystericus, hysterical, from Greek husterikos, from husterā, womb (from the former idea that disturbances in the womb caused hysteria).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin hystericus, from Ancient Greek ὑστερικός (hysterikos, "suffering in the uterus, hysterical"), from ὑστέρα (hustera, "womb"). (Wiktionary)