- 1Exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement: the anti-Semitic hysteria of the 1890sMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Various people are drunk or act strangely or approach mini entertaining hysterias - like whirlpools in cups of tea they pass quickly.
- The world cannot tolerate these old claims, most times based on sheer hysteria and emotion.
- The whole history of the US, indeed, is punctuated with scares, crazes and occasional mass hysteria.
- 2An old-fashioned term for a psychological disorder characterized by conversion of psychological stress into physical symptoms (somatization) or a change in self-awareness (such as a fugue state or selective amnesia).Más ejemplos en oraciones
- They never talk about a disorder called hysteria, they talk about the womb wandering.
- Freud learned from Charcot that, in order to understand hysteria, he had to look to psychology rather than to neurology.
- When these types break down they tend to develop either hysteria or mania.
early 19th century: from Latin hystericus (see hysteric).