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Hysteria synonyms

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An exaggerated enthusiasm; mania
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  1. An exaggerated enthusiasm; mania
  2. A short-lived popular fashion; a fad.
  3. Something that is currently the fashion; fad
The condition of being excited.
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  1. The condition of being excited.
  2. An exciting or being excited; agitation
  3. Something that excites:
Uncontrollably wild excitement or emotion
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  1. Uncontrollably wild excitement or emotion
  2. A state of uncontrolled excitement or emotion:
  3. A temporary state of extreme mental excitement, marked by restlessness, confused speech, and hallucinations: it sometimes occurs during a fever or in some forms of insanity
A state of violent mental agitation or wild excitement.
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  1. A state of violent mental agitation or wild excitement.
  2. Temporary madness or delirium.
  3. Wild or frantic outburst of feeling or action
Emotional disturbance or excitement
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  1. Emotional disturbance or excitement
  2. The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue.
  3. Discussion meant to stir up people and produce changes
The quality of being feverish
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An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire:
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  1. An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire:
  2. (Psychiatry) An abnormal psychological state characterized by symptoms such as elation, high energy and activity level, racing thoughts, irritability, and rapid speech, typically occurring in people with bipolar disorder.
  3. Wild or violent mental disorder; specif., the manic phase of bipolar affective disorder, characterized generally by abnormal excitability, exaggerated feelings of well-being, flight of ideas, excessive activity, etc.
Strong emotion, enthusiasm, or desire
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  1. Strong emotion, enthusiasm, or desire
  2. A current, eagerly adopted fashion; a fad or craze:
  3. A fit of anger.
(Uncountable) Hysteria.
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  1. (Uncountable) Hysteria.
  2. Plural form of hysteric
Enthusiasm; excitement:
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  1. Enthusiasm; excitement:
  2. Great folly:
  3. The condition of being mentally deranged.
Something that is extremely foolish, distinctly irrational, or wildly excited:
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  1. Something that is extremely foolish, distinctly irrational, or wildly excited:
  2. (Law) Any form or degree of mental derangement or unsoundness of mind, permanent or temporary, that makes a person incapable of what is regarded legally as normal, rational conduct or judgment
  3. Incapacity to form the criminal intent necessary for legal responsibility, as when a mental disorder prevents a person from knowing the difference between right and wrong.
An impassioned protest or heated controversy:
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  1. An impassioned protest or heated controversy:
  2. A condition of noisy excitement and confusion; a tumult:
  3. Violent disturbance or commotion, esp. one accompanied by loud, confused noise, as of shouting; tumult
An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction.
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  1. An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction.
  2. Violent turmoil.
  3. An uncontrolled fit, as of laughter; a paroxysm.
The condition of fitting or being fitted
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  1. The condition of fitting or being fitted
  2. The state, quality, or way of being fitted:
  3. A sudden outburst of emotion:
A sudden outburst of emotion or action:
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  1. A sudden outburst of emotion or action:
  2. A sudden attack, or intensification of the symptoms, of a disease, usually recurring periodically
  3. A spasm or fit; a convulsion.

Synonym Study

  • In extended use, hysteria suggests an outburst of wild, uncontrolled feeling laughed and cried in a fit of hysteria, mania , a craze for something a mania for surfing, and delirium , rapturous excitement a delirium of joy
  • Frenzy , not used technically in psychiatry, implies extreme emotional agitation in which self-control is lost
  • Delirium denotes a temporary state of extreme mental disturbance (marked by restlessness, incoherence, and hallucinations) that occurs during fevers, in alcoholic psychosis, etc.
  • Mania in its basic sense of a mental disorder characterized by excitability, exaggerated feelings of well-being, excessive activity, etc. describes the phase of manic-depressive psychosis that is distinguished from depression
  • Hysteria is applied in psychiatry to certain psychogenic disorders characterized by excitability, anxiety, sensory and motor disturbances, or the involuntary simulation of blindness, deafness, etc.
Find another word for hysteria. In this page you can discover 20 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hysteria, like: craze, excitement, delirium, frenzy, agitation, feverishness, mania, rage, hysterics, madness and insanity.