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hysterical (adj.)

1610年代,"特色 hysteria ,"神经病最初被定义为女性特有的神经症,被认为是由子宫功能障碍引起的;字面意思是"子宫的",来自拉丁文 hystericus "子宫的",来自希腊文 hysterikos "子宫的,子宫的痛苦",来自 hystera "子宫",来自PIE *udtero-*udero- "腹部、子宫、胃"的变体(见 uterus )。比较 hysteria

意为"非常滑稽"(到1939年),来自无法控制的笑声的概念。对于"倾向于歇斯底里",美国英语以前有口语 hystericky (1792)。相关内容: Hysterically .

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Definitions of hysterical from WordNet

hysterical (adj.)
characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria; "during hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered"- Morris Fishbein;
hysterical amnesia
Synonyms: hysteric
hysterical (adj.)
marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion;
a mob of hysterical vigilantes
hysterical laughter
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