hysterical

Hysterical means "marked by uncontrollable, extreme emotion." If your favorite sports team wins a championship, you might get hysterical and started weeping and screaming all at once.

Hysterical comes from the medical Latin word hystericus, which described a female neurotic condition, thought to be caused by a dysfunction of the uterus. Hysterical is still used today by psychiatrists, though in a broader way, to describe someone suffering from a psychological stress condition. Hysterical can also mean "extremely funny," even more so than hilarious.

Definitions of hysterical
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adj characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria

“"during hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered"- Morris Fishbein”
hysterical amnesia”
Synonyms:
hysteric
neurotic, psychoneurotic
affected with emotional disorder

adj marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion

hysterical laughter”
“a mob of hysterical vigilantes”
Synonyms:
agitated
troubled emotionally and usually deeply

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