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synonyms for hysterical

  • agitated
  • crazy
  • distraught
  • emotional
  • frantic
  • frenzied
  • furious
  • impassioned
  • mad
  • nervous
  • neurotic
  • overwrought
  • passionate
  • uncontrollable
  • vehement
  • violent
  • berserk
  • beside oneself
  • blazing
  • carried away
  • convulsive
  • crazed
  • delirious
  • distracted
  • fiery
  • fuming
  • impetuous
  • in a fit
  • incensed
  • irrepressible
  • panic-stricken
  • possessed
  • rabid
  • raging
  • rampant
  • raving
  • seething
  • spasmodic
  • tempestuous
  • turbulent
  • uncontrolled
  • unnerved
  • unrestrained
  • uproarious
  • wild
  • worked up
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antonyms for hysterical

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  • apathetic
  • balanced
  • calm
  • collected
  • controlled
  • cool
  • happy
  • indifferent
  • mild
  • moderate
  • peaceful
  • pleased
  • reasonable
  • sane
  • unenthusiastic
  • unexcited
  • serene
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“They treated me like I was being hysterical,” she says, and ordered her to stay off of Google and to stop talking to Collins.
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The historical—and hysterical—idea that women’s excessive emotions have profound influences on their bodies, and vice versa, is impressed like a photographic negative beneath today’s image of the attention-seeking, hypochondriac female patient.
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Cook could not be sure whether Lecointe’s paralysis indicated a terminal stage of scurvy or a hysterical reaction.
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Those comics hew toward rather sexist tropes about the hysterical woman.
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I remembered my mother, who’d spent so much time in mental hospitals, psychiatric wards, her whole life cycling between being overmedicated, under-medicated, ignored, treated like a hysterical woman who couldn’t care for herself.
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So, because nothing was happening, it prompted me to examine how we got to this frozen state, where everyone is hysterical, but actually nothing was happening.
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Madame Lebrun grew a trifle hysterical; Robert called his brother some sharp, hard names.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Impudent and reckless us he had been all his life, he was now more timid and nervous than an hysterical girl.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
I know quantities of hysterical European women make fools of themselves out here, but I am not hysterical, I assure you.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
She snatched them from him, and burst into a fit of hysterical crying, which ended in a faintness almost as of death.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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WORDS RELATED TO HYSTERICAL

  • agitated
  • anxious
  • berserk
  • bothered
  • carried away
  • crazed
  • delirious
  • demented
  • distraught
  • distressed
  • frantic
  • frenetic
  • hysterical
  • insane
  • mad
  • out of one's mind
  • out of one's wit
  • overwrought
  • rattled
  • raving
  • shook up
  • unbalanced
  • unhinged
  • upset
  • very upset
  • worked-up
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