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hystericsplural noun

 us   /hɪˈster·ɪks/
a ​state of ​uncontrollableexcitement or ​emotion: I told her she couldn’t have it and she went into hysterics.
(Definition of hysterics from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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hystericsnoun [plural]

uk   us   /hɪˈster.ɪks/
uncontrolledbehaviour or ​crying, usually ​caused by ​extremefear or ​sadness: Convinced the ​plane was about to ​crash, many ​people were ​sobbing and in hysterics. informal uncontrolledlaughter: He was ​hilarious - he had us all in hysterics.
(Definition of hysterics from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hysterics”
in Chinese (Simplified) 歇斯底里发作, 狂笑…
in Turkish sinir krizi/buhranı, isteri nöbeti…
in Russian истерика…
in Chinese (Traditional) 歇斯底里發作, 狂笑…
in Polish histeria…
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