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noun as in lunatic

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Think of the fearless suffragists, who were deemed hysteric.

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Or, they could distort the contents of the bill and attack anyone who disagreed with them as a legal Luddite and hysteric.

On Bates Motel, Vera Farmiga masterfully transforms a would-be harridan into a new kind of protagonist: the sensual hysteric.

In short, he was still perfectly maintaining that biblical "is he a prophet, is he a hysteric" look.

The same holds true for the hysteric in whom also, of course, the subconscious takes hold of the inner life.

This was followed by a bustle among the servants, and screams as of a person in an hysteric fit.

There was a sort of glorying in its deep tone; it was not the hollow hysteric of shame and despair—it spoke a sanguine joyousness!

Hysteric shudders were shaking her every few seconds, and her eyes were blinded with weeping.

She laughed, as she said it, a little hysteric laugh, with suddenly moist eyes.


On this page you'll find 176 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hysteric, such as: agitated, crazy, distraught, emotional, frantic, and frenzied.

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