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  1. hysteria

    • IPA[həˈstirēə]

    美式

    • n.
      exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement, especially among a group of people;a psychological disorder (not now regarded as a single definite condition) whose symptoms include conversion of psychological stress into physical symptoms (somatization), selective amnesia, shallow volatile emotions, and overdramatic or attention-seeking behavior. The term has a controversial history as it was formerly regarded as a disease specific to women.
    • noun: hysteria, plural noun: hysterias

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement, especially among a group of people the mass hysteria that characterizes the week before Christmas
    • a psychological disorder (not now regarded as a single definite condition) whose symptoms include conversion of psychological stress into physical symptoms (somatization), selective amnesia, shallow volatile emotions, and overdramatic or attention-seeking behavior. The term has a controversial history as it was formerly regarded as a disease specific to women.
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    • IPA[hɪˈstɪərɪə]

    英式

    • n.
      exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement: the anti-Semitic hysteria of the 1890s

    Oxford Dictionary