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hysterical

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hysteric

Synonyms and Antonyms of hysterical

  1. 1 causing or intended to cause laughter some of the things little kids come out with are hysterical Synonyms of hysterical antic, chucklesome, comedic, comic, comical, droll, farcical, hilarious, humoristic, humorous, funny (also hysteric), killing, laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous, riotous, risible, screaming, sidesplitting, uproariousWords Related to hysterical amusing, diverting, entertaining; clownish, knockabout, slapstick, slapsticky, zany; facetious, flip, flippant, pert, smart, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, snickery; jocular, playful, waggish; campy, jokey (also joky); priceless, rich, whimsical, witty, wry; blithesome, gleeful, jocose, jocund, jolly, jovial, laughing, mad, merry, mirthfulNear Antonyms of hysterical earnest, grave, no-nonsense, sedate, serious, severe, sober, sobersided, solemn, somber (or sombre), staid, unsmiling, weighty; affecting, moving, poignant, touching, tragic (also tragical); lachrymose, mournful, sad, sorrowful, tearful, woefulAntonyms of hysterical humorless, lame, unamusing, uncomic, unfunny, unhumorous, unhysterical

  2. 2 feeling overwhelming fear or worry the police officer assured the mother that there was no need to get hysterical, for most missing children are found safe and sound Synonyms of hysterical agitated, delirious, distracted, distrait, distraught, frenzied, frantic (also hysteric)Words Related to hysterical alarmed, anxious, disquieted, disturbed, nervous, perturbed, tense, troubled, upset, worried, wrought (up); affrighted, aghast, alarmed, fearful, frightened, horrified, scared, spooked, terrified, terrorized; ballistic, berserk, crazed, demented, deranged, mad, maniacal (also maniac), nuclear; raging, ranting, ravingNear Antonyms of hysterical calm, peaceful, placid, self-possessed, serene, tranquil; cool, coolheaded, undisturbed, unperturbed, unshaken, untroubled, unworriedAntonyms of hysterical collected, composed, recollected, self-collected, self-composed, self-possessed, unhysterical

  3. 3 filled with fear or dread upon hearing the announcement that a shark had been sighted, hysterical beachgoers raced out of the water Synonyms of hysterical affrighted, aghast, alarmed, fearful, frightened, horrified, horror-struck, afraid (also hysteric), scared, scary, shocked, spooked, terrified, terrorizedWords Related to hysterical chicken, fainthearted, fearsome, shrinking, shy, timid, timorous, tremulant, tremulous; agitated, anxious, apprehensive, disconcerted, disquieted, disturbed, funky, jittery, jumpy, nervous, panicked, panicky, panic-stricken, perturbed, skittish, uneasy, upset, worried; phobic; appalled, dismayed, startled; cowed, daunted, intimidated, unnerved; coward, cowardly, craven, gutless, lily-livered, pusillanimous; careful, cautious, heedful, prudent, unadventurous, waryNear Antonyms of hysterical adventuresome, adventurous, audacious, bold, daredevil, daring, dashing, gutsy, plucky, spirited, spunky, venturesome, venturous; brave, courageous, gallant, hardy, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, manful, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, valiant, valorous; assured, collected, composed, confident, cool, sanguine, sure, unperturbed; dauntless, resolute, undauntedAntonyms of hysterical fearless, unafraid


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