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hysterics

 [his-ter´iks]
popular term for an uncontrollable emotional outburst.

hys·ter·ics

(his-ter'iks), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
An expression of emotion often accompanied by crying, laughing, and screaming.

hysterics

/hys·ter·ics/ (his-ter´iks) popular term for an uncontrollable emotional outburst.

hys·ter·ics

(his-ter'iks)
An expression of emotion accompanied often by crying, laughing, and screaming.

hys·ter·ics

(his-ter'iks) Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
An expression of emotion often accompanied by crying, laughing, and screaming.
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The Detroit-born Tomlin paid comic tribute to her parents, whose endlessly mundane discussions about cake icing sent adolescent Lily into screaming hysterics off.
If he's concerned with how ideological bias distorts news coverage, analyzing Fox News' coverage of the Terri Schiavo affair, and particularly Sean Hannity's incessant peddling of misinformation and hysterics show The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch for maximum publicity, going on The Rush Limbaugh Show and The O'Reilly Factor with tales of a horrifying "ambush" by liberals who will "stab you in the back.
I was once on the receiving end of Larry's hysterics.
THERE comes a melancholy moment in the Simon Callow directed tribute to Tommy Cooper when pathos infuses the hysterics engendered by Jerome Flynn's uncanny take on the madcap comic.
As you can imagine, there was a lot of groaning and booing in the audience during the debate, but I think when the encounter is aired on C-SPAN, objective viewers will find that the hyperbole and hysterics if her doll exhibits this behavior).
Looking like she'd just heard about the death of a close family friend, Tania stalked into the girl's room and immediately went into a fit of hysterics declaring that she wanted to get out of the house.
The sight of ourselves, cigarettes dangling from our lips, trying to hall a cab in a residential San Francisco neighborhood, was enough to reduce us to hysterics.
They swamp my mailbox in a furious wave, warning about asbestos in tampons or legislative threats to public radio, then disappear as abruptly as they arrived, only to revive width renewed fury weeks later when some hapless office drone returns from vacation, checks his mail, and reignites the electronic hysterics all over again.
At their best they write their histories in such manner that the formerly forgotten, repressed other of the modern tradition -- hysterics, the mad, mystics, dissenters, avant-garde artists, subjugated communities of resistance in the past and present are finally allowed to speak on their own terms.
Which candidate, Democrat or Republican, has said a word about our obscene possession of thousands of nuclear weapons while Washington goes into hysterics over the possibility that some country in the Middle East may some day have one nuclear bomb?
That hypnosis could successfully bring repressed/"hidden" personalities to the surface in hysterics allowed James to take his ideas further and to speculate that perhaps hypnosis could actually induce telepathic communication between the selves.
Hysterics often undergo violent or theatrical outbursts (150-54), and, in both males and females, suicide is a common escape from the despair caused by the hysteric's repressed thoughts and memories (58, 193).