hysteric

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin hystericus, from Ancient Greek ὑστερικός (husterikós, suffering in the uterus, hysterical), from ὑστέρα (hustéra, womb).

Adjective[edit]

hysteric (comparative more hysteric, superlative most hysteric)

  1. Hysterical.

Noun[edit]

hysteric (plural hysterics)

  1. A hysterical person.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like many terms that start with a non-silent h but have emphasis on their second syllable, some people precede hysteric with an, others with a.

Translations[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • hysteric in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • hysteric at OneLook Dictionary Search