American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person suffering from hysteria.
- n. A fit of uncontrollable laughing or crying.
- n. An attack of hysteria.
- adj. Hysterical.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. a person suffering from hysteria
- adj. characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria
- From Latin hystericus, from Ancient Greek ὑστερικός (hysterikos, "suffering in the uterus, hysterical"), from ὑστέρα (hustera, "womb"). (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“Ball 17.38 records a curious case of what he calls hysteric aphonia.”
“Ball records a curious case of what he calls hysteric aphonia.”
“An intriguing analogue to the feminist hysteric is the homosexual activist. ”
“The wandering phallus of the male hysteric is not pathological because it moves about.”
“The problem with the male hysteric is that his phallus wanders from the prescribed circuits of ownership and exchange.”
“The others seemed to be on my side; they have her characterized as a hysteric who sees ghosts.”
“Like a the typical sexist writer, he invoked the word "hysteric" to describe her.”
“Or is that really any more helpful than those absurd late nineteenth-century attempts to classify Teresa of Avila as a 'hysteric'?”
“The whole point of a false confession is to attract attention and the kind of hysteric who does that doesn't defeat his own object by committing suicide immediately afterwards. ”
“One of them sat baling the blood and water out of the canoe, uttering a kind of hysteric laugh, while the other, a youth of fifteen, looked at the dead body with a serious and dejected countenance.”
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