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hys·ter·ic

, hysterical (his-ter'ik, his-ter'i-kăl),
Relating to or characterized by hysteria. See: conversion.

hysterical

(hĭ-stĕr′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Exhibiting spasmodic, uncontrolled emotion: became hysterical when the airplane lurched; hysterical laughter.
2. Psychiatry Relating to hysteria. No longer in clinical use.

hys·ter′i·cal·ly adv.
Pop psychology Referring to a state of extreme agitation

hysterical

Pop psychology adjective Referring to a state of extreme agitation Vox populi Laugh, laugh, much, much; hilarious; jocular
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I don't want to talk much about them because it's not my business but I do have to say that the divorcing is kind of hysterical, that I will mention, because I just spoke to both of them on FaceTime literally before I was coming here and when I heard that I literally burst out laughing.
But when she went to do that the teenager came fully round and was quite hysterical and shouted out 'He's touched me.
Through these four hysterical inhabitations, we can also track hysteria's service to the fields of neurology, psychoanalysis, literary analysis, and feminism.
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She pays particular attention to the debates over the boundaries of hysterical disease and controversies of diagnosis and treatment and how such debates were represented in politically-oriented treatises and in the plots of plays, seeking to make the case that hysterical pathologies were of particular importance for the early modern audience and that previous historicist treatments of the era of elided the importance of hysterical disease in period literature.
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Summary: After facing problems with Lebanese authorities over her passport, the Algerian artist Fulla became hysterical and was taken to a hospital in Beirut
All I heard was hysterical screaming from the girls.
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Her scenes with Sydney Pollack, slyly playing the director she's trying to impress, are intense and hysterical -- worth recommending the movie on their own.