View definitions for hysterical
adjective as in very upset, excited
“They treated me like I was being hysterical,” she says, and ordered her to stay off of Google and to stop talking to Collins.
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.
Cook could not be sure whether Lecointe’s paralysis indicated a terminal stage of scurvy or a hysterical reaction.
Those comics hew toward rather sexist tropes about the hysterical woman.
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.
What follows is hysterical, painful, weird, and strangely touching—a true Festivus for the rest of us.
As a former arts teacher, she feels compelled to help the now-hysterical young boy.
Every night, I speak to the islands of the Caribbean in the language of hysterical storms.
They converted what should have been a long-overdue moral reckoning into a shallow and hysterical ratings bonanza.
But Robin Williams will, sadly, no longer be sending us into hysterical fits of laughter.
Madame Lebrun grew a trifle hysterical; Robert called his brother some sharp, hard names.
Impudent and reckless us he had been all his life, he was now more timid and nervous than an hysterical girl.
I know quantities of hysterical European women make fools of themselves out here, but I am not hysterical, I assure you.
She snatched them from him, and burst into a fit of hysterical crying, which ended in a faintness almost as of death.
His men sprang into the guard-room of the keep, realizing from his almost hysterical manner the urgent need for haste.
On this page you'll find 93 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hysterical, such as: agitated, crazy, distraught, emotional, frantic, and frenzied.
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