Definition of hysterical
- hysterical conditions
- hysterical fans
- … the paper did not hesitate to appeal to racial passions in hysterical headlines and rabid editorials.
- —The New Yorker
- a hysterical movie/joke
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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