Related formssub·hys·te·ri·a, noun
Examples from the Web for hysteria
At the time, before ISIS had conquered Mosul, the second-largest city in Iraq, the attack evoked outrage but not hysteria.French Jihadi Mehdi Nemmouche Is the Shape of Terror to Come|Christopher Dickey|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this time I can plainly hear, through the rush of words, the faint rattle of hysteria that bespeaks a screw loose somewhere.
There was no instruction, no direction—there was an overwhelming stampede and hysteria.I Survived a Deadly Shipwreck: Costa Concordia Passengers Tell Their Stories|Barbie Latza Nadeau|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even for Daniel Radcliffe, the rumor mill has reached Elevatorgate-levels of hysteria.Daniel Radcliffe Says No More ‘Harry Potter.’ (He’s Not Engaged, Either.)|Marlow Stern|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I thought this was an appropriate observation and still do, despite the hysteria my saying so has ignited on the right.
And Hallet lost even the coherence of hysteria and simply shrieked.Planet of Dread|Murray Leinster
No hysteria, or I will empty the water bottle on your laces!Plays: Comrades; Facing Death; Pariah; Easter|August Strindberg
By evening Mrs. Page had worked herself into a state bordering on hysteria.K|Mary Roberts Rinehart
It was then I became suspicious, and later felt convinced that it was hysteria and not epilepsy with which I had to deal.
He informed her that she was suffering from hysteria, and recommended her to seek active employment.The Modern Malady|Cyril Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for hysteria
Word Origin for hysteria
Medicine definitions for hysteria
Related formshys•ter′ic (hĭ-stĕr′ĭk) null adj.
Culture definitions for hysteria
A complex neurosis in which psychological conflict is turned into physical symptoms, such as amnesia, blindness, and paralysis, that have no underlying physical cause. Early in his career, Sigmund Freud worked on hysteria.