Hysteric meaning

hĭ-stĕrĭk
A fit of uncontrollable laughing or crying.
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A hysterical person.
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A person suffering from hysteria. No longer in clinical use.
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A hysterical fit; hysteria.
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A person subject to hysteria.
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A person suffering from hysteria. No longer in clinical use.
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Origin of hysteric

  • From Latin hystericus hysterical from Greek husterikos from husterā womb (from the former idea that disturbances in the womb caused hysteria)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin hystericus, from Ancient Greek ὑστερικός (hysterikos, “suffering in the uterus, hysterical”), from ὑστέρα (hustera, “womb”).

    From Wiktionary