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HYSTERICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hysterical mean? 

HYSTERICAL (adjective)
  The adjective HYSTERICAL has 2 senses:

1. characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria
2. marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion

  Familiarity information: HYSTERICAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HYSTERICAL (adjective)


Sense 1hysterical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria

Synonyms:

hysteric; hysterical

Context examples:

during hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered / hysterical amnesia

Similar:

neurotic; psychoneurotic (affected with emotional disorder)


Sense 2hysterical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion

Context examples:

hysterical laughter / a mob of hysterical vigilantes

Similar:

agitated (troubled emotionally and usually deeply)


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