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Noun: hysteria  hi'steer-ee-u
  1. State of violent mental agitation
    "The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a hysteria";
    - craze, delirium, frenzy, fury
  2. Excessive or uncontrollable fear
  3. Neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions
    - hysterical neurosis

Derived forms: hysterias

Type of: fear, fearfulness, fright, mania, manic disorder, neurosis, neuroticism, psychoneurosis

Encyclopedia: Hysteria