Origin of hysteric
Examples from the Web for hysteric
Or, they could distort the contents of the bill and attack anyone who disagreed with them as a legal Luddite and hysteric.Are Opponents of Arizona's Anti-Gay Law Eager to Deceive?|Kirsten Powers|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In short, he was still perfectly maintaining that biblical "is he a prophet, is he a hysteric" look.
They have got you now and you're all damp and drippy, and your best girl is having one hysteric after another.At Good Old Siwash|George Fitch
Then did her strength give way, and one violent fit of hysteric sobbing almost broke down her reason and physical powers.Lha Dhu; Or, The Dark Day|William Carleton
This hysteric contagion spread through Seville, affecting a considerable portion of the population.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4|Henry Charles Lea
The hysteric or psychasthenic autosuggestion resists the mere will of breaking it off.
After that, evidently the first attack of hysteric character followed.
British Dictionary definitions for hysteric
Word Origin for hysteric
Word Origin and History for hysteric
1650s, from Latin hystericus, from Greek hysterikos "belonging to the womb" (see hysterical). As a noun from 1751.