minor hysteria

n.

A mild form of hysteria that is characterized chiefly by subjective pains, nervousness, undue sensitiveness, and sometimes attacks of emotional excitement but without paralysis or other major symptoms.

Nearby words

  1. minor axis,
  2. minor canon,
  3. minor coin,
  4. minor duodenal papilla,
  5. minor element,
  6. minor key,
  7. minor league,
  8. minor mode,
  9. minor order,
  10. minor orders


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