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Definitions and Synonyms of hysteria | Another word for hysteria | What is hysteria?

Definition 1: excessive or uncontrollable fear - [noun denoting feeling]

(hysteria is a kind of ...) an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

Definition 2: neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for hysteria in the sense of this definition

(hysteria is a kind of ...) a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction

(... is a kind of hysteria ) a form of hysteria having features of both conversion disorder and anxiety neurosis

(... is a kind of hysteria ) hysteria with cataleptic symptoms

(hysteria is a part of ...) any disease that shows symptoms characteristic of another disease

Definition 3: state of violent mental agitation - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for hysteria in the sense of this definition

(hysteria is a kind of ...) a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently

(... is a kind of hysteria ) a frenzy of emotion; as for something unattainable

(... is a kind of hysteria ) a condition in which a large group of people exhibit the same state of violent mental agitation

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