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noun as in state of extreme upset


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Over the weekend, a GameStop store in Maryland illustrated the disconnect between the Wall Street hysteria that has sent the company’s stock price to dizzying heights and the video game retailer’s real-world struggles.

The ensuing hysteria led to sheriffs’ offices and firefighters wasting critical time and resources on nuisance calls.

From Fortune

Given the risk of misinformation before and even more important immediately after the election, anything that tamps down the hysteria out there is particularly needed.

From Vox

So that’s been my kind of push and effort to make sure we do things smartly, common sense, avoid the hysteria, get people back to work and get people healthy at the same time.

I’m just trying to make sure the … numbers match the hysteria and that’s not the case right now.

“Vicious pecking, avian hysteria, mysterious deaths, and even cannibalism” are the results, he writes.

The best way to fix the Internet would be to let the Kardashian butt hysteria die down.

Korematsu knew firsthand the dangers of war-time hysteria and pleaded that we not make that mistake again.

I might suggest a title:  “Andromeda Strain 2: The Predictable Hysteria.”

At the time, before ISIS had conquered Mosul, the second-largest city in Iraq, the attack evoked outrage but not hysteria.

Its internal uses are in hysteria, and 136 in such conditions as diarrhoea, dysentery and cholera.

The walking may simulate paralytic forms if hysteria is mixed with the neurasthenia.

There is no direct connection between hysteria and the disorders of the sexual organs.

The Tarantism so common in Italy from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century is another example of epidemic hysteria.

There are numerous theories formulated to explain hysteria; some are ingenious, especially that of Janet, but none is convincing.

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On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hysteria, such as: agitation, delirium, excitement, frenzy, madness, and nervousness.

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