Definition of hysteric in English:

hysteric

Line breaks: hys|ter¦ic
Pronunciation: /hɪˈstɛrɪk
 
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noun

  • 2A person suffering from hysteria.
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    • A lot of people accused him of being a hysteric, a hypochondriac, a man who exploited death, kind of a Cassandra.
    • A hysteric who seems paraplegic behaves as if he has forgotten that he has legs; he has lost the mental representation of a part of his body.
    • As a hysteric, she highlights the insights that psychoanalysis can offer - and its shortcomings - in understanding black female subjectivity.

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Origin

mid 17th century (as an adjective): via Latin from Greek husterikos 'of the womb', from hustera 'womb' (hysteria being thought to be specific to women and associated with the womb).

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