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