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Let's not get hysterical here. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I am leant forwards over my knees, rocking in my chair, almost hysterical with frustration and despair. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We rarely get hysterical about the weight qualifications required of male sportsmen. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He seemed almost hysterical with excitement now. Red Coats and Rebels - the war for America 1770-1781 (1990)When restrained from going up high slides or wading into ponds she becomes hysterical. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They can abandon reason and give in to a hysterical mob. The Sun (2015)We can only hope that hysterical laughter will make a comeback. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We must not get hysterical about it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She felt hysterical laughter building up inside herself. A Plague of Angels (1993)There is no point in getting hysterical about the pace of change. Times, Sunday Times (2006)One of the dancers flops around while indulging in genuinely funny hysterical laughter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is often a hysterical reaction when things go wrong to the extent that they have done here. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Though you do get some who are hysterical and people get very upset about simple things like ants and fleas. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But let's not go down the hysterical route of five years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2011)These numbers have fuelled hysterical reactions, as if inflows could somehow be ended. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There was a shocked, almost hysterical reaction. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The hysterical reaction to her thoughtful essay proved that we are anything but grown-up. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I was hysterical with panic but completely unable to do anything about it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She was not again going to be hysterical, or take to her bed and say she was ill. Daniel Deronda (1876)As security agents picked up the pontiff and rushed him to hospital, members of the crowd were left hysterical. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's going to be hysterical. The Sun (2010)By the time the lights dim before the show in Bournemouth, the crowd is hysterical. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: hysterical ADJECTIVE
Someone who is hysterical is in a state of uncontrolled excitement, anger, or panic.
Police and bodyguards had to protect him as the almost hysterical crowds struggled to approach him.
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