hysterical

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adjective hys·ter·i·cal \hi-ˈster-i-kəl\

Definition of hysterical

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or marked by hysteria hysterical conditions

  2. 2 :  feeling or showing extreme and unrestrained emotion hysterical fans … the paper did not hesitate to appeal to racial passions in hysterical headlines and rabid editorials. — The New Yorker

  3. 3 informal :  very funny a hysterical movie/joke

hysterically

play \hi-ˈster-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

1650

First Known Use of hysterical

1650


HYSTERICAL Defined for Kids

hysterical

adjective hys·ter·i·cal \hi-ˈster-i-kəl\

Definition of hysterical for Students

  1. 1 :  feeling or showing extreme and uncontrolled emotion hysterical laughter … the sight of blood really makes him hysterical. — Jack Gantos, Joey Pigza Loses Control

  2. 2 :  very funny Your joke was hysterical.

hysterically

adverb laugh hysterically

Medical Dictionary

hysterical

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adjective hys·ter·i·cal \-ˈter-i-kəl\
variants: also

hysteric

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Medical Definition of hysterical

  1. :  of, relating to, or marked by hysteria during hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered—Morris Fishbein

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