In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- My soft chuckles soon turned into uncontrollable and hysterical laughing.
- And as he watched her in confusion, Shelley's chuckle turned into an uncontrollable, hysterical fit of laughter.
- ‘Hi everyone, this is Budi,’ she announced, making a real effort not to trip and break out into hysterical laughter.
- For others, the word joy did just what was it was told, making the victim hysterical and pretty much uncontrollably giddy.
- She wasn't emotionally disabled or hysterical but in these day she used to cry almost all the time.
- Both are seen as nervous, emotional, almost hysterical men.
- Such a figure is literally and etymologically hysterical, as it is excessively feminized; it is also psychoanalytically hysterical.
- The young woman had crying fits, which were interspersed with screams and bursts of hysterical laughter.
- Then the corners of her mouth began to curl upward, and a moment later, hysterical laughter was bubbling from her chest.
- Furthermore, Freud placed the emphasis on the psychological mechanism of hysterical symptom formation.
- The last thing you want is a hysterical claustrophobe, suffering from a panic attack!
- Karon and Widener then described what they identified as a typical combat hysterical neurosis.
- Although Halle is not around to encounter Beloved, he too suffers trauma and exhibits hysterical symptoms.
- Recently, hysterical fans of the Taiwanese boys' band, F4, caused a great sensation in Shanghai.
- Su-mi's mental state might be described as hysterical.
- Approach this end room and the first thing noticed will be the hysterical, uncontrollable laughter.
- He thought I was in the midst of an hysterical fit, or that I had perhaps gone insane.
- But no sooner had the match gone into the second period than the moans were replaced by smiles and later by hysterical laughter.
- Others took the view that Plath was a hysterical self-dramatist, possibly psychopathic, and vastly overrated as a poet.
- Jiang doesn't soften his depiction of the chaotic, hysterical wartime mentality, when anything can happen, and the worst thing probably will.
- Convinced that Clay was suffering hysterical panic, the New York boxing writers urged the local commissioners to call off the fight.
- Then a wild, almost hysterical gale of laughter burst from her.
- Wyman concedes it's rare, nowadays, for new bands to be greeted by hysterical fans at the airport, the way the Stones were in the '60s.
- My sobs were uncontrollable, hysterical almost.
- This is the language of hysterical, demented brainwashing.
- But the mirth is fleeting and the hysterical laughter, I suspect, is triggered more by nervous tension than by a wicked sense of humour.
- He became emotional and hysterical, as he sometimes does.
- So I may be a cynical, hysterical, psychotic, twisted masochist.
- There was no need to act like some hysterical, emotional nutcase.
- But then I read the whole thing through and I just sat there for ten minutes in hysterical laughter - he had pulled it off!
- In the back of her mind, a bubble of hysterical laughter began to grow.
- Touched by his affection and feeling overly emotional, I become hysterical.
- It was as if he was trying to pacify a hysterical mental patient.
2(uncontrolled)(fans/crowd) histéricohe had a hysterical outburst — le dio un ataque de histeria
- she broke into a fit of hysterical laughter — empezó a reírse histéricamente
3informal(very funny)para morirse de (la) risapara desternillarse de (la) risatronchante Spain informal
- As a hysterical parody, my bears comically evoke the carnivalesque.
- I knew this shouldn't have been funny, but right then I found it hysterical.
- For the show, a group of puppeteers steps in and performs these calls with some very funny looking puppets on hysterical sets.
- How did this role come to you, this very funny, hysterical gun moll role?
- Some people find it side-splittingly hysterical; I didn't, but I did find it to be entertainingly funny.
- She was extremely ticklish and it was absolutely hysterical watching her freak out.
- More of their side-splitting, hysterical brand of humour which at times threatened to bring the house down.
- Extreme gore and hysterical pratfalls all combine in a truly memorable mix.
- Filled with his patented dry wit and funny observations, this track often borders on hysterical.
- Start off with a funny thing that happened to you that day or something hysterical you just saw on TV.
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