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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Excessive or uncontrollable fear; State of violent mental agitation; Neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions.

Usage examples (35)
  • The term "hysteria" comes from the Greek word for "womb" and refers to a disease that was once diagnosed almost exclusively in women.
  • I'd suggest that the "hysteria" is with a different group (and for a different group).
  • COSTELLO: ACORN is trying to quiet what it calls hysteria, coming from conservative circles.
  • When she suffers fainting spells, her superiors criticize what they call her hysteria and give her a whip for self-flagellation. for more
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