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
Like any great mall, chain restaurant or state fair, the NFL has a mysterious, almost cosmic ability to lure us through the same steeplechase of faux excitement and hysteria week after week, year after year.
The result of believing the world was ending was usually not very salutary: Crusades, revolts and mass hysteria often followed both the predictions and their failure.
There has been suspicion that the ailment is something like a mass hysteria.
This Is Us' hysteria hit it a fever pitch with the Super Bowl episode, right?
In the early half of the 20th century, tornadoes were deemed so unpredictable the word was forbidden from weather forecasts to prevent unnecessary outbreaks of hysteria.
In later stages, the virus attacks the nervous system, causing fits, seizures, paralysis and attacks of hysteria, the site says.
Move on metal imports could mean ‘significant inflation’ Novelis customers most concerned about rising prices: CEO U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross sees cost concerns over metals tariffs as hysteria.
Instances of mass hysteria may strike you as rare events in modern advanced societies.
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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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