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adjective hysterical pronunciation in British English /hɪˈsterɪk(ə)l/
  1. 1
    behaving in an uncontrolled way because you are extremely excited, afraid, or upset
    She wasn’t hysterical, just crying.
    1. a.
      reacting to something in an unreasonable way
      Media coverage of the issue has been hysterical.
  2. 2
    spoken extremely funny
    He didn’t have a clue what was going on, and we all thought it was hysterical.

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 hysterical pronunciation in British English /hɪˈsterɪkli/ adverb
hysterically funny


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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