Need another word that means the same as “hysteria”? Find 7 synonyms and 30 related words for “hysteria” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Hysteria” are: craze, delirium, frenzy, fury, wildness, feverishness, irrationality
Hysteria as a Noun
Definitions of "Hysteria" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “hysteria” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- Neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions.
- An 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).
- Excessive or uncontrollable fear.
- Exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement.
- State of violent mental agitation.
Synonyms of "Hysteria" as a noun (7 Words)
|craze||State of violent mental agitation.|
The new craze for step aerobics.
|delirium||State of violent mental agitation.|
She had fits of delirium.
|feverishness||A rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection.|
|frenzy||State of violent mental agitation.|
Doreen worked herself into a frenzy of rage.
|fury||Extreme strength or violence in an action or a natural phenomenon.|
Tears of fury and frustration.
|irrationality||The state of being irrational; lacking powers of understanding.|
The irrationality of square roots.
|wildness||An intractably barbarous or uncultivated state of nature.|
Why does their mother do nothing to curb their wildness.
Usage Examples of "Hysteria" as a noun
- The anti-Semitic hysteria of the 1890s.
Associations of "Hysteria" (30 Words)
|allergic||Caused by or relating to an allergy.|
I m allergic to the hype.
|bipolar||Of a person suffering from bipolar disorder.|
A sharply bipolar division of affluent and underclass.
Crazy about cars and racing.
|delirium||An acutely disturbed state of mind characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence, occurring in intoxication, fever, and other disorders.|
Somewhere a patient shouted in delirium.
|dementia||A chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning.|
|enrage||Make (someone) very angry.|
The students were enraged at these new rules.
|epilepsy||A neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.|
|frantic||Conducted in a hurried, excited, and disorganized way.|
Something frantic in their gaiety.
|frenetic||Excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion.|
Frenetic screams followed the accident.
|frenzy||A state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behaviour.|
Doreen worked herself into a frenzy of rage.
|furiously||In a manner marked by extreme or violent energy.|
I was furiously opposed to the cuts.
|fury||A feeling of intense anger.|
In a fury he lashed the horse on.
|hyperactivity||A condition characterized by excessive restlessness and movement.|
Hyperactivity of the thyroid gland.
|hypersensitive||Easily hurt, worried, or offended.|
Hypersensitive to pollen.
|hysterical||Characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria.|
|infuriate||Make (someone) extremely angry and impatient.|
I was infuriated by your article.
She had an insane desire to giggle.
|ire||A strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance.|
The plans provoked the ire of conservationists.
|livid||(of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity.|
Lips livid with the hue of death.
|mad||Make someone mad.|
He felt as if he were going mad.
|madden||Cause to go crazy; cause to lose one’s mind.|
His behavior is maddening.
|mania||Mental illness marked by periods of great excitement or euphoria, delusions, and overactivity.|
He had a mania for automobiles.
|manic||Frantically busy; hectic.|
The manic interludes in depression.
|migraine||A severe recurring vascular headache; occurs more frequently in women than men.|
An attack of migraine.
|paranoia||A mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically worked into an organized system. It may be an aspect of chronic personality disorder, of drug abuse, or of a serious condition such as schizophrenia in which the person loses touch with reality.|
Mild paranoia afflicts all prime ministers.
|paranoid||A person who is paranoid.|
You think I m paranoid but I tell you there is something going on.
|psychosis||A severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.|
They were suffering from a psychosis.
|rabid||Of or connected with rabies.|
The show s small but rabid fan base.
|schizophrenia||Any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact.|
Gibraltar s schizophrenia continues to be fed by colonial pride.
|spinster||Someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads.|