mass hysteria

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Related to Collective hysteria: mass hysteria, mass psychogenic hysteria
  • noun

Synonyms for mass hysteria

a condition in which a large group of people exhibit the same state of violent mental agitation

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Government Minister for Veracruz Gerardo Buganza told Mexican state television that "they (the residents of Veracruz) lived through a collective hysteria that was provoked by these two people with the intention to cause chaos, to generate terror.
As preparations to receive the activists went into high gear, some Israeli newspapers wondered about the air of collective hysteria gripping the authorities.
BDI MP Teuta Arifi comments for Dnevnik that it would be good for us to rationally think on what we are going to be told in Brussels and not to cause a collective hysteria about the injustice inflicted on this nation and to look for the blame in everybody but ourselves.
Magdy pokes fun at the irrational fears and illogical assumptions engendered by the media, which promote collective hysteria over the presence of some universal "terror"--perpetrated by anonymous but probably Arabic-speaking masked figures.
Call it madness, call it absence of mind, call it a strange collective hysteria, call it what you will: Christmas is a time when sane people go mad and mad people become sane.
The natural products and nutraceuticals industries have a great deal more to gain from responsible trade development with China than from indulging in collective hysteria.
They are beset by self-doubt and seem to be gripped by the same collective hysteria as their fans.
In this extraordinary passage, Wright anatomizes the lynch mentality: collective hysteria as a matter of symbolic racial representation.
Newspapers in Honduras in June 1997 headlined a collective hysteria in a maquila in Choloma when a hundred women fainted.
Because fans want to share in the post-Diana collective hysteria and boost the profits of record companies?