Hysterical Definition

Of or characteristic of hysteria.
Webster's New World
Laughing or crying for a prolonged period of time.
The children were hysterical during the thunderstorm.
American Heritage
Like or suggestive of hysteria; emotionally uncontrolled and wild.
Webster's New World
Extremely comical.
Webster's New World
Of, characterized by, or arising from hysteria. No longer in clinical use.
American Heritage

Origin of Hysterical

  • From hysteric +‎ -al, from Latin hystericus, from Ancient Greek ὑστερικός (husterikos, “suffering in the womb, hysterical”), from ὑστερά (hustera, “womb”).

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