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hysteria

hys·te·ri·a

hysteria

 
 
pronunciation:
hih ste ri [or] hih sti ri
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in an individual or group, an uncontrollable outburst of fear or other emotions, producing fits of weeping, laughter, irrational behavior, or the like.
In his hysteria, he sobbed and at the same time threatened anyone who came near him.
antonyms:
calm
definition 2: a chronic pathological disorder characterized by violent outbursts of emotion and sensory or motor disturbances such as hallucination or paralysis.