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- hysterical (adj.)
- 1610s, from Latin hystericus "of the womb," from Greek hysterikos "of the womb, suffering in the womb," from hystera "womb" (see uterus). Originally defined as a neurotic condition peculiar to women and thought to be caused by a dysfunction of the uterus. Meaning "very funny" (by 1939) is from the notion of uncontrollable fits of laughter. Related: Hysterically.
- 1. Paul Mazursky was Master of Ceremonies, and he was pretty hysterical.
- 2. I suffered bouts of really hysterical depression.
- 3. He made headlines and received hysterical hate mail.
- 4. He became almost hysterical when I told him.
- 5. He dismissed her words as the ravings of a hysterical woman.
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