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Definitions of hysterical

  1. Hystorically. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Of or pertaining to hysteria; affected, or troubled, with hysterics; convulsive, fitful. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Pertaining to, or affected by, a nervous disease marked by laughing and crying; violently emotional. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Pertaining to, resembling, or affected with, hysteria. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. Pertaining to or like hysterics; fitfully emotional. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Affected with or due to hysteria. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Affected with, or liable to, hysterics. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for hysterical

  1. She longed with a somewhat hysterical desire for some letters from him which she had left at home, and for things which had once belonged to him. – Mogens and Other Stories Mogens; The Plague At Bergamo; There Should Have Been Roses; Mrs. Fonss by Jens Peter Jacobsen
  2. Mary was left to every terror that can beset a lonely, hysterical child- terror of Jeremy's fate, terror of Hamlet's loss, terror of her own crimes, above all, terror of the lonely room, the waving elms and the gathering dark. – Jeremy by Hugh Walpole
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