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Hysterical

Antonyms for hysterical:

sedate, earnest, staid, sober, solemn, severe, uncomic, humorless, balanced, unagitated, sane, unsmiling, unneurotic, sobersided, no-nonsense, weighty.

Synonyms for hysterical:

Sense 1

hotly, foolhardy, fatuous, irresponsible, bitterly, unreasonable, drily, shellshocked, zany, perverse, funny, lyrical, witty, intemperate, nonsensical, jocular, wrong-headed, immoderate, wounded, harum-scarum, whacky, rapturous, wrong, imprudent, bursting, soul, violently, fondly, explosive, senseless, clownish, overheated, wild, waggish, dewy-eyed, salty, whimsical, unjustifiable, tongue-in-cheek, priceless, fanciful, intense, histrionic, passionate, hot-blooded, absurdly, ardent, overwrought, misty-eyed, grotesque, unbridled, tempestuous, raging, starry-eyed, impractical, puckish, inadvisable, lighthearted, absurd, disorganized, hurt, amusing, Daffy, airy-fairy, melodramatic, soulful, unwise, fantastic, torrid, wacky, feeling, illogical, hilarious, cordially, ill-advised, childish, counterintuitive, impassioned, charged, inane, ill-conceived, unsound.

Sense 2

fiery, uproarious, aflame, emotional, hot, extreme, grandiose, violent, lightly, playful, dreamy, wry.

Sense 3

blazing, dry, flaming, ablaze.

Sense 18

good.

aroused

excited.

feverish

febrile.

frenzied

frantic.

high-strung

overstrung.

mentally ill

madly, confused, shell-shocked, manic, witless, diminished responsibility, schizophrenic, sick, paranoid, melancholic, depressed, bipolar, paranoiac, certifiable.

psychopathic personality

psychopath.

terrified

panic-stricken.

beside oneself (adjective)

insane, demented, unbalanced.

crazed (adjective)

deranged, lunatic, manic, certifiable.

crazy (adjective)

ardent.

delirious (adjective)

rapturous.

demented (adjective)

unsound, maniacal, psychotic, schizoid, psycho.

destructive (adjective)

violent.

distraught (adjective)

confused, distrait.

excitable (adjective)

excitable.

excited (adjective)

charged, aflame, feverish.

hysterical (adjective)

emotional, panic-stricken, uproarious, frantic, distracted, impassioned, fiery, frenzied, tempestuous, neurotic, raging, passionate, mad, crazy, blazing, overwrought, delirious, distraught, berserk, agitated, violent, wild.

insane (adjective)

feverish, kooky, frenzied, babbling, schizoid, unbalanced, berserk, lunatic, delirious, insane, demented, blithering, maniacal, mad, deranged, psychotic, crazy, nutty, psycho, irrational, brain-sick, neurotic, Crack-brained, batty.

psychical (adjective)

mystical, subliminal, astrological, hypnotic, psychoanalytical, mental, psychic, supernatural, psychological, spiritual, hallucinatory, telepathic.

sensitive (adjective)

excitable.

uncontrolled (adjective)

frenzied.

Sense 1 (noun)

fiery, tempestuous, distraught, impassioned, excited, emotional, frantic, panic-stricken, overwrought, ardent, torrid, blazing, passionate, distracted, histrionic, raging, soulful, uproarious, intense, violent, confused.

Sense 2 (noun)

extreme, absurd, unreasonable, childish, irresponsible, perverse, wrong.

Sense 3 (noun)

wry, amusing, playful, priceless, funny.

hysterical (noun)

hysteric, neurotic, psychoneurotic, agitated.

mentally ill (noun)

certifiable, depressed, diminished responsibility, bipolar.

Usage examples for hysterical:

  • Madame Lebrun grew a trifle hysterical; Robert called his brother some sharp, hard names. - "The Awakening and Selected Short Stories", Kate Chopin.
  • The Baroness fell gently backward on the sofa she was sitting on in a fit of hysterical sobbing. - "Cousin Betty", Honore de Balzac.
  • When Cousin Charley began shouting for help, the younger boy became hysterical. - "Watch Yourself Go By", Al. G. Field.

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