hysteria

英 [hɪ'stɪərɪə] 美 [hɪ'stɪrɪə]
  • n. 癔病,歇斯底里;不正常的兴奋
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1. 音译“歇斯底里”,相信很多人都不知道“歇斯底里”是个外来词。
hysteria 歇斯底里,情绪失控

来自hysterical,歇斯底里的,-ia,疾病后缀。

hysteria
hysteria: [19] Greek hustérā meant ‘womb’ (it is related to Latin uterus ‘womb’). The adjective derived from it was husterikós ‘suffering in the womb’. This passed into Latin as hystericus, which formed the basis of the modern Latin noun hysteria, a term coined in the 19th century for a neurotic condition supposedly peculiar to women (in popular parlance it was called ‘the vapours’). Hysterectomy ‘surgical removal of the womb’ dates from the late 19th century.
=> uterus
hysteria (n.)
1801, coined in medical Latin as an abstract noun from hysteric (see hysterical) + abstract noun ending -ia.
1. All the lights went off, and mass hysteria broke out.
所有的灯都熄灭了,大家都变得歇斯底里起来。

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2. There's a very thin dividing line between joviality and hysteria.
激动和歇斯底里之间就一线之隔。

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3. No one could help getting carried away by the hysteria.
所有人都不由自主地受到狂热情绪的感染。

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4. He could whip a crowd into hysteria.
他能让一群人变得歇斯底里。

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5. His voice teetered on the edge of hysteria.
他的声音近乎歇斯底里。

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