The Weekend Word: Hysteria

August 19, 2006 by  

From Merriam-Webster


Main Entry: hys·te·ria
Pronunciation: his-’ter-E-&, -’tir-
Function: noun

Etymology: New Latin, from English hysteric, adjective, from Latin hystericus, from Greek hysterikos, from hystera womb; from the Greek notion that hysteria was peculiar to women and caused by disturbances of the uterus

1: a psychoneurosis marked by emotional excitability and disturbances of the psychic, sensory, vasomotor, and visceral functions
2: behavior exhibiting overwhelming or unmanageable fear or emotional excess.

Now, let’s use it in a sentence:

Rush Limbaugh and people at places like Little Green Footballs are hysterical.



One Response to “The Weekend Word: Hysteria”

  1. William K. Wolfrum » Blog Archive » Argentina’s soccer boss shows his true colors: When times are tough, quit on October 7th, 2006 5:05 pm

    [...] Tevez and Mascherano have now played five games at West Ham. Just a hunch, ut I have a feeling these two stellar players will have things straightened out with the Hammers if you give them a few more weeks. Then maybe Basile can find a reason to advise Leo Messi to leave Barcelona, or some other equally stupid and hysterical reason. [...]

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