Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hysteria

3 senses of hysteria

Sense 1
craze, delirium, frenzy, fury, hysteria -- (state of violent mental agitation)
       => mania, manic disorder -- (a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently)

Sense 2
hysteria -- (excessive or uncontrollable fear)
       => fear, fearfulness, fright -- (an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight))

Sense 3
hysteria, hysterical neurosis -- (neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions)
       => neurosis, neuroticism, psychoneurosis -- (a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction)

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