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Meaning of HYSTERIC

Pronunciation:  hi'sterik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person suffering from hysteria
  2. [adj]  characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria; "during hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered"- Morris Fishbein; "hysterical amnesia"
 

HYSTERIC is a 8 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: hysterical, neurotic, psychoneurotic
 
 See Also: mental case, neurotic, psychoneurotic

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hys*ter"ic\, Hysterical \Hys*ter"ic*al\, a. [L.
hystericus, Gr. ?, fr. "yste`ra the womb; perh. akin to ?
latter, later, and E. utter, out.]
Of or pertaining to hysteria; affected, or troubled, with
hysterics; convulsive, fitful.

      With no hysteric weakness or feverish excitement, they
      preserved their peace and patience.      --Bancroft.

 

 

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