hysterical


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Related to hysterical: hysterical paroxysm, hysterical personality, Hysterical personality disorder
  • adj

Synonyms for hysterical

characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria

Synonyms

marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion

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I kept asking myself in hysterical rage, waking up sometimes at three o'clock in the morning.
They were merely hysterical tears: she thought she had no reason for weeping now, and was vexed that she was too weak and tired to help it.
I will—I will,” cried the youth, with a kind of hysterical utterance.
She fell back against the wall with shriek after shriek of laughter, while I, horrified at this sudden hysterical attack, rushed to the bell to summon help.
Tess was not a hysterical girl by any means, and he was surprised.
And no sooner was I alone than I burst into hysterical tears, only to stop and compliment myself because they sounded genuine - as though they were not
You're an hysterical ass," I said a little impatiently.
And now, for Jane Porter, the reaction came, and she threw herself upon the bench, sobbing with hysterical laughter.
She was hysterical, and laughed aloud every other minute with no apparent reason--the next moment relapsing into gloom and thoughtfulness.
Sonya burst into hysterical tears and replied through her sobs that she would do anything and was prepared for anything, but gave no actual promise and could not bring herself to decide to do what was demanded of her.
Clinging to him she fell into hysterical sobbings and cries, and for the next hour he did nothing but soothe and tend her.
When I came back from fielding this last ball I found him embracing his bat, and to my sour congratulations he could at first reply only with hysterical sounds.
As the brilliant rays of the equatorial moon lighted the deck, and he realized that the man before him was Lord Greystoke, he screamed hysterical commands to his followers to fire upon the two.
Some one broke into hysterical laughter, a woman sobbed, and then Norman of Torn, wiping his blade upon the rushes of the floor as he had done upon another occasion in that same hall, spoke quietly to the master of Leybourn.
One or two of the Kru boys seemed on the verge of insanity - Francis himself was hysterical and faint.