Definition of hysteria:
- A nervous affection, occurring almost exclusively in women, in which the emotional and reflex excitability is exaggerated, and the will power correspondingly diminished, so that the patient loses control over the emotions, becomes the victim of imaginary sensations, and often falls into paroxism or fits.
fierceness, furiousness, laughing jag, vehemence, rage, wildness, fad, confusion, convulsion, uproar, hysterical neurosis, crying jag, furore, paroxysm, excitement, violence, frenzy, furor, fit, nervousness, craze, delirium, fury, hysterics, cult, agitation, ferocity.
- insanity (part of speech: noun)
- psychical research (part of speech: noun)
- "Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897", Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
- "The Black Bag", Louis Joseph Vance.
The more realistically men have faced out the brutality and the hysteria, the more they have earned the right to say that it is not foolish for men to believe, because another great war took place, that intelligence, courage and effort cannot ever contrive a good life for all men.- "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann.