from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, characterized by, or arising from hysteria.
- adj. Having or prone to having hysterics.
- adj. Informal Extremely funny: told a hysterical story.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or arising from hysteria.
- adj. Having, or prone to having hysterics.
- adj. Provoking uncontrollable laughter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Extremely funny.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as hysteric, and the more common form.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion
- adj. characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria
From hysteric + -al, from Latin hystericus, from Ancient Greek ὑστερικός (husterikos, "suffering in the womb, hysterical"), from ὑστερά (hustera, "womb"). (Wiktionary)