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Synonyms of hysterical in English:


  • 1 Janet became hysterical and began screaming hysterical laughter
    overwrought, emotional, uncontrolled, uncontrollable, out of control, unrestrained, unrestrainable, frenzied, in a frenzy, frantic, wild, feverish;
    beside oneself, driven to distraction, in a panic, agitated, neurotic;
    mad, crazed, berserk, maniac, maniacal, manic, delirious, unhinged, deranged, out of one's mind, out of one's wits, raving
    informal in a state
    British informal swivel-eyed
    [Antonyms] calm, self-possessed
  • 2 informal her attempts to teach them to dance were hysterical
    hilarious, uproarious, very funny, very amusing, comical, comic, farcical
    informal hysterically funny, side-splitting, rib-tickling, killing, killingly funny, screamingly funny, a scream, a hoot, a laugh, a barrel of laughs, a laugh a minute
    [Antonyms] serious
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