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


hysteric (comparative more hysteric, superlative most hysteric)

  1. Hysterical; relating to hysteria.


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.


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Further reading[edit]

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