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

1 sense of paroxysm

Sense 1
paroxysm, fit, convulsion -- (a sudden uncontrollable attack; "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter")
       => attack -- (a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea")

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