Examples of hysteria in a Sentence
A few of the children began to scream, and soon they were all caught up in the hysteria.
Wartime hysteria led to many unfair accusations of treachery.
The spreading of the disease caused mass hysteria in the village.
Recent Examples of hysteria from the Web
His private jet landed in Burbank on Saturday, which only added to the hysteria.
The hysteria set off the rest of the group, unleashing a contagion of crying that left the staff at a loss.
You are being duped—by the hysteria of the biased media, by the cherry-picking of only seemingly tragic images, by your own manipulable humanity.
The Trump hysteria extends to the president’s family and friends.
The bunker mentality of nuclear engineers has been matched by the hysteria of some antinuclear campaigning.
Pop culture has seen its share of boy bands over the years and the related fan hysteria.
College sports — and their attendant hysteria — are a red, white and blue phenomenon.
And that’s just what happened to the graduates of USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles in May. Oprah spoke about hysteria, media, and the importance of truth.
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Origin and Etymology of hysteria
bedlam, bother, brouhaha, bustle, clamor, clatter, commotion, disturbance, fuss, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, squall, stew, stir, storm, tempest, to-do, tumult;
HYSTERIA Defined for English Language Learners
: a state in which your emotions (such as fear) are so strong that you behave in an uncontrolled way
: a situation in which many people behave or react in an extreme or uncontrolled way because of fear, anger, etc.
HYSTERIA Defined for Kids
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