[ US /hɪˈstɛɹiə/ ]
[ UK /hɪstˈi‍əɹɪɐ/ ]
  1. neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions
  2. state of violent mental agitation
  3. excessive or uncontrollable fear
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How To Use hysteria In A Sentence

  • Objective:To observe the effects of to integrate acusector concussion with suggestible dialogue treat 530 patient with hysteria spasm.
  • Chain car collisions on the Interstate, hysteria-tinged second by second updates from the weatherman on the local TV stations, a stunned, awestricken look from the locals that almost made one think that this was surely the first time they had ever seen this precipitation thing occurring. Election Central Sunday Roundup
  • Second-place winner Nada Bader, a 12-year-old seventh-grader from Crestwood Middle School, met her downfall with the word "conniption" - a fit of rage, hysteria or alarm. Times Leader News
  • Any new medical condition is at first scoffed at as "malingering," "hypochondria" or "hysteria," and only slowly becomes established. Electrosensitives reach out to OEN
  • Unnecessary anxiety has been caused by media hysteria and misinformation.
  • Hopkins' hysteria was a sample of America's campus-based indignation industry, which churns out operatic reactions to imagined slights.
  • A similar ‘group hysteria,’ he adds, gripped hundreds of birders in California, who for days mistakenly took a skylark for a Smith's longspur.
  • Am I remorseful that it got out of hand and escalated into mass hysteria?
  • The celebrity hysteria about the show was in full swing. Times, Sunday Times
  • I never understood the screaming hysteria, swooning, and sobbing that seem conventional behaviour for thronging female audiences at big rock concerts.
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