Definition of Hysteric

1. Noun. A person suffering from hysteria.

Generic synonyms: Mental Case, Neurotic, Psychoneurotic

2. Adjective. Characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria. "Hysterical amnesia"
Exact synonyms: Hysterical
Similar to: Neurotic, Psychoneurotic
Derivative terms: Hysteria, Hysteria

Definition of Hysteric

1. a. Of or pertaining to hysteria; affected, or troubled, with hysterics; convulsive, fitful.

Definition of Hysteric

1. Adjective. hysterical ¹

2. Noun. A hysterical person. ¹

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Definition of Hysteric

1. one who is subject to fits of hysteria [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hysteric

hysteresis loop
hysteresis motor
hysteric (current term)
hysterical amblyopia
hysterical anaesthesia
hysterical ataxia
hysterical blindness
hysterical chorea
hysterical convulsion
hysterical deafness
hysterical gait
hysterical joint
hysterical neurosis
hysterical paralysis
hysterical polydipsia
hysterical pregnancy

Literary usage of Hysteric

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1859)
"One may be inclined to add to these symptoms, the hysteric condition ; yet, though such condition is present in many cases, it is in others quite absent, ..."

2. A Treatise on diseases of the joints by Richard Barwell (1881)
"The hysteric Paroxysm, or fit, is apt to come on under any excitement ... Again, prostitutes are peculiarly hable to the hysteric tit. ..."

3. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1863)
"Thus the unhappy sufferer dragged on a painful life until 1834, when the hysteric cough came back, and was again attacked by repeated blisters. ..."

4. The London Medical Gazette (1835)
"She had for years been a frequent sufferer from hysteric attacks : on the present ... An attendant of the hysteric diathesis, which I mention by the war, ..."

5. The Retrospect of Medicine by James Braithwaite, William Braithwaite (1863)
"A MODEL hysteric. By ROBERT ELLIS, Esq., Obstetric Surgeon to the Chelsea and Belgrave Dispensary. I have at length succeeded in permanently curing one of ..."

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