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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Having or likely to have wild fits of laughing or crying. Also: Very funny or comical.

Usage examples (30)
  • That comedian was good at telling hysterical jokes.
  • hysterical laughter
  • During hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered
  • When I got to her death the whole group burst out in hysterical laughter. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "historical" (refers to history; from the past) novel's main character was often "hysterical" (extremely emotional).
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