hysterical hysterical  /hɪ ˈstɛ rɪ kəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria
  2. (adj) marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion

Usage(s):

  1. Boris Karloff is a perfect klutz as the monstrously eager lover of Elsa Lanchester, whose creator, the divinely hysterical Colin Clive, endowed her with virginity and attitude.
  2. She became almost hysterical every time it was denied.
  3. Among them was an odd couple: an intoxicated, aging man with a badly scratched face and bloody nose and a hysterical, curvaceous woman.

News

  1. Amy Poehler is a Judy Blume fan

    We want in on the Amy Poehler book club. The actress is not only the hysterical star of "Parks and Recreation" and a darn fine co-host of Awards shows, but she also is a big fan of author Judy Blume. "I am excited to see Judy Blume’s new movie, because she is a very special […]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. 'This Is The End': The Reviews Are In!

    Critics call the film 'stupidly hysterical' and fall tired of the actors' immaturity.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MTV

  3. If asked, Moscow says, it would consider granting Edward Snowden asylum

    "The U.S. would be hysterical," one Russian official wrote on Twitter.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Washington Post

Quotes

  1. "It's a little bit hysterical and ludicrous at the moment to be perfectly honest," said Hughes after his side's 1-1 draw at Fulham in the Barclays Premier League yesterday. "When we go to the market, we'll discuss players with the clubs...
    on Dec 7, 2008 By: Mark Hughes Source: ESPN

  2. In response, the McCain campaign said in a statement, "It was remarkable to see Barack Obama's hysterical diatribe in response to a speech in which his name wasn't even mentioned. These are serious issues that deserve a serious debate, not the same...
    on May 16, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Forbes

  3. Jennifer said: "The funny thing is, people don't realize we all go away to The Hamptons on the weekends. That'd be hysterical - I've got Zahara on my hip, and Knox there too!"
    on Dec 11, 2008 By: Jennifer Aniston Source: WELT ONLINE

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