mass hysteria


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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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The Devil in Pew Number Seven is a compelling look at the power of love and forgiveness," said Mass Hysteria CEO and Producer Dan Grodnik.
Forty young girls were taken to hospital last night as the Bay City Rollers concert at the Capitol Theatre in Cardiff turned into another display of mass hysteria.
But all the tests came back normal, and doctors now say the students are most likely suffering from conversion disorder - a type of mass hysteria.
The cup-tie would still have been disappointing, but there would not be this mass hysteria which has suddenly engulfed us.
The mass hysteria, I find some of it pathetic, to be honest.
Mass hysteria was one theory put forward for the Nottinghamshire mystery and it's spread to the bookmakers as The Hollinwell was slashed from 16-1 to half those odds after Murphy (right) revealed in Sunday Mirror Sport that he fancies him strongly.
But given the attempts of the local Conservative Party to generate mass hysteria in the wake of the 5% rise in Conwy's Council Tax, it is perhaps worth bearing the following in mind.
Valentino was the sex symbol women swooned over in 1920s films like The Sheik and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and his death led to mass hysteria among female fans.
I NEVER thought I would see the day when Liverpudlians would act with mass hysteria over anything, but it has happened.
I hope this doesn't contribute to mass hysteria but the delay of almost a day in removing the swan from the beach and then the delay in cleaning up the site doesn't allay fears and it is a worrying time for the locals in Fife.
Doherty, the author of (among other books) Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality and Insurrection in American Cinema, 1930-1934, has penned an engaging revisionist account of mass media and mass hysteria, forcefully arguing against critics who cast television in its early days as a co-conspirator in conducting ideological witch hunts and stifling dissent.
The Scots-born Rollers, who had nine Top 10 hits in the '70s and triggered mass hysteria at concerts, decided to start recording again after getting together for a BBC1 documentary to be screened tomorrow at 9.
Jesus caused mass hysteria with public pontifications, eerily recalling Hitler's Nazi propaganda rallies.
The Relief of Mass Hysteria is the MTV ballet to end them all, featuring bells, whistles, balloons, dancers leaping into the empty orchestra pit, graffiti, and choreography more reminiscent of the positions of the Kama Sutra than the five positions of the danse d'ecole.