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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]


Characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria


hysteric; hysterical

Context examples:

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


neurotic; psychoneurotic (affected with emotional disorder)

Sense 2hysterical [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion

Context examples:

hysterical laughter / a mob of hysterical vigilantes


agitated (troubled emotionally and usually deeply)

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