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The synonyms of “Hysterical” are: hysteric, overwrought, emotional, uncontrolled, uncontrollable, out of control, unrestrained, unrestrainable, frenzied, in a frenzy, frantic, wild, feverish, hilarious, uproarious, very funny, very amusing, comical, comic, farcical
Hysterical as an Adjective
Definitions of "Hysterical" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “hysterical” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria.
- Marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion.
- Extremely funny.
- Affected by or deriving from wildly uncontrolled emotion.
- Characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria- Morris Fishbein.
- Relating to or suffering from hysteria.
Synonyms of "Hysterical" as an adjective (20 Words)
|comic||Relating to or in the style of comedy.|
A comic actor.
|comical||Arousing or provoking laughter.|
A series of comical misunderstandings.
|emotional||Arousing or characterized by intense feeling.|
An emotional speech.
|farcical||Broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce.|
The wild farcical exuberance of a clown.
|feverish||Of or relating to or characterized by fever.|
The next couple of weeks were spent in a whirl of feverish activity.
|frantic||Conducted in a hurried, excited, and disorganized way.|
Something frantic in their gaiety.
|frenzied||Affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason- H.W.Carter.|
A frenzied attack.
Her hilarious novel.
|hysteric||Characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria.|
|in a frenzy||Currently fashionable.|
|out of control||Directed outward or serving to direct something outward.|
|overwrought||Deeply agitated especially from emotion.|
|uncontrollable||Difficult to solve or alleviate.|
Her brother had an uncontrollable temper.
In mice the growth was uncontrolled and resembled cancer.
|unrestrainable||That cannot be restrained; irrepressible.|
|unrestrained||Not subject to restraint.|
A display of unrestrained delight.
An uproarious party.
|very amusing||Precisely as stated.|
|very funny||Precisely as stated.|
|wild||Produced from wild animals or plants without cultivation.|
Edible wild plants.
Usage Examples of "Hysterical" as an adjective
- Her attempts to teach them to dance were hysterical.
- A mob of hysterical vigilantes.
- The band were mobbed by hysterical fans.
- Janet became hysterical and began screaming.
- Hysterical amnesia.
- Hysterical laughter.
- During hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered.
Associations of "Hysterical" (30 Words)
|anxiety||A relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic.|
He felt a surge of anxiety.
|apprehensive||Relating to perception or understanding.|
Apprehensive about her job.
|dejection||A sad and depressed state; low spirits.|
He was slumped in deep dejection.
|distrait||Distracted or absent-minded.|
He seemed oddly distrait.
|distraught||Very worried and upset.|
Distraught with grief.
|distressed||(of property) offered for sale cheaply due to mortgage foreclosure or because it is part of an insolvent estate.|
Distressed companies need loans and technical advice.
|disturbed||Affected with madness or insanity.|
|fear||An unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.|
He is prey to irrational fears.
|frenzied||Wildly excited or uncontrolled.|
The prosecutor s frenzied denunciation of the accused.
|frenzy||State of violent mental agitation.|
Doreen worked herself into a frenzy of rage.
|grief||Something that causes great unhappiness.|
Time heals griefs and quarrels.
|hypochondriac||Suffering from hypochondria.|
|ill||Presaging ill fortune.|
I have had a run of ill luck.
|insecurity||The anxiety you experience when you feel vulnerable and insecure.|
The insecurity of wireless networks.
|mad||Make someone mad.|
He felt as if he were going mad.
|maladjusted||Not well adjusted.|
A maladjusted child.
|manic||Frantically busy; hectic.|
The pace is utterly manic.
|neurosis||A relatively mild mental illness that is not caused by organic disease, involving symptoms of stress (depression, anxiety, obsessive behaviour, hypochondria) but not a radical loss of touch with reality.|
Freud s two stage account of neurosis.
|neurotic||A neurotic person.|
He seemed a neurotic self obsessed character.
|paranoia||A psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur.|
Mild paranoia afflicts all prime ministers.
|paroxysm||A sudden uncontrollable attack.|
Paroxysms of ataxia and shaking.
|pathological||Caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology.|
A pathological liar.
|phobic||Suffering from irrational fears.|
Treatment for phobic anxiety.
|schizophrenia||(in general use) a mentality or approach characterized by inconsistent or contradictory elements.|
Gibraltar s schizophrenia continues to be fed by colonial pride.
|spinster||An elderly unmarried woman.|
|troubled||Showing distress or anxiety.|
A troubled expression.
|unbalanced||Debits and credits are not equal.|
This may give an unbalanced impression of the competition.
|uneasy||Causing or fraught with or showing anxiety.|
She fell into an uneasy sleep.
|upset||The act of upsetting something.|
An upset stomach.
|worried||Afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief.|
A worried frown.