Origin of hysterical
Synonyms for hysterical
Related Words for hystericallydesperately, furiously, crazily, passionately, violently, hastily, intensely, frantically, excitedly, recklessly, energetically, hysterically, eagerly, madly, wildly, tensely, heatedly, breathlessly, fiercely, angrily
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Contemporary Examples of hysterically
I mean, come on, this is the stuff of heartbreaking and hysterically funny reading, the two main ingredients for any great memoir.The Rancid Ballad of Johnny Rotten: His Memoir Seethes With Anger—And Charm
November 20, 2014
We hysterically condemn the use of a nonviolent tool that works.If You Want Two States, Support BDS
October 16, 2013
But when it happens to other people, it turns out, the practice is hysterically funny.How ‘Billy on the Street’ Host Billy Eichner Hit the Mainstream
February 12, 2013
Yet the Obama who hysterically declared Hurricane Irene “historic” also declared the swine flu a national emergency.Apocalypse When?
August 28, 2011
Historical Examples of hysterically
He was blubbering in her arms, hysterically, as she caressed him.The Adventurer
Cyril M. Kornbluth
“He tried to strangle me, then he intended to shoot me,” she said hysterically.The White Lie
William Le Queux
"It were him I wanted," she said hysterically, hugging her little dead burden.Tess of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
"It was dreadful of me to make such a mistake," said Mrs. Mann, hysterically.From Farm to Fortune
Horatio Alger Jr.
"You come between me and my prayers" she said hysterically, and began to sob.The Miraculous Revenge
1610s, from Latin hystericus "of the womb," from Greek hysterikos "of the womb, suffering in the womb," from hystera "womb" (see uterus). Originally defined as a neurotic condition peculiar to women and thought to be caused by a dysfunction of the uterus. Meaning "very funny" (by 1939) is from the notion of uncontrollable fits of laughter. Related: Hysterically.