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hi ste ree uh

  • n  state of violent mental agitation
  • n  excessive or uncontrollable fear
  • n  neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions

  • The North Carolina-Virginia epidemic of infantile paralysis last week threatened to stir up an epidemic of hysteria.
  • Wall Street last week made some history and some hysteria.
  • The radio play itself became a textbook example of mass hysteria: in 1940, Princeton psychologist Hadley Cantril used an analysis of listeners' reactions to posit that social .
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  • Pranab Mukherjee in FOXNews
    Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Saturday it was unfortunate that a "sort of war hysteria" has been created in Pakistan.
  • Manmohan Singh in Reuters
    Today even as Pakistan engages in whipping up war hysteria, our nation remains steadfastly united and if anything the process of national consolidation is becoming stronger,Singh told a security conference in New Delhi. "The terrorist...
  • Vladimir Putin in CNN International
    Putin, visiting Uzbekistan to promote the launch of a natural gas pipeline Tuesday, said that its response to ships would be "calm, without any sort of hysteria. But of course, there will be an answer," the Associated Press reported.

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