Word spread quickly around Russia about explosions in the sky over Siberia, resulting in conspiracy theories and hysterical fears.
We were feeding squirrels in Palm Desert, which was hysterical because the girls were running away from them.
The sketch was really a vehicle for Cecily Strong's hysterical, over-the-top Venezuelan accent.
Most other writers would be hysterical under these circumstances, but Gershon was only kind of hysterical.
He was helped by the hysterical pitch of all the pre-performance commentary.
From the bed came again the half-insane response of hysterical moaning, and the young mountaineer straightened his shoulders.
It is merely an hysterical affection; nothing more, I am not uneasy.
The audiences cheered and cried and let themselves go in the hysterical manner of people wrought up by great national excitements.
The occupant was picked up in a hysterical condition and taken below.
All physiologists know that hysterical persons have a tendency to falsehood and simulation.
1610s, from Latin hystericus "of the womb," from Greek hysterikos "of the womb, suffering in the womb," from hystera "womb" (see uterus). Originally defined as a neurotic condition peculiar to women and thought to be caused by a dysfunction of the uterus. Meaning "very funny" (by 1939) is from the notion of uncontrollable fits of laughter. Related: Hysterically.