What does the word hysterical mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to or like hysterics; fitfully emotional.

Usage examples for hysterical

  1. " But his head- it must be kept above water," whispered back Mark in a choking voice, for he felt hysterical and strange. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn
  2. Then she fell into a fit of sobbing and wailing, which was, in truth, hysterical. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  3. Then she threw her arms about his shoulders, and, with a glad laugh, half hysterical, she drew his head down and kissed him time and again. – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins