hysterics hysterics  /ˌhɪ ˈstɛ rɪks/


  • (n) an attack of hysteria


  1. After another telephone call, say friends, Narvaez broke into hysterics that sent her small children screaming through the house.
  2. The lady has hysterics, and Herbert can only laff at the whole disaster.
  3. This theory died only when it was clinically established that men could have hysterics no less than women.


  • Gold’s ugly selloff explained, in three charts

    It looks like the inflation hysterics are receding. Yesterday’s solid US economic data made it seem more likely that the Federal Reserve will unwind some of its bond-buying programs. Gold is down more ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I was basically in the fetal position, basically in hysterics," Hilton said. "All of the inmates were very supportive. There were girls next to me. We could talk through the vents and they were just really sweet."
    on Jun 27, 2007 By: Paris Hilton Source: Turkish Press

  2. "We started off as friends in The New Avengers and remained that way for more than 30 years," said Lumley, who played Purdey, the series' glamorous martial arts expert. "We shared so much laughter - we were constantly in hysterics making The...
    on Dec 26, 2005 By: Joanna Lumley Source: Ninemsn

  3. "Unfortunately, the hysterics surrounding John Mark Karr served only to distract Boulder officials from doing their job, which should be solving the murder of JonBenet Ramsey," Owens said in a statement. "Mary Lacy should be held accountable...
    on Aug 29, 2006 By: Bill Owens Source: CNN

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