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Frenzy vs. Hysteria

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Frenzynoun

A state of wild activity or panic.

‘She went into a cleaning frenzy to prepare for the unexpected guests.’;

Hysterianoun

Behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic.

Frenzynoun

A violent agitation of the mind approaching madness; rage.

Hysterianoun

(medicine) A mental disorder characterized by emotional excitability etc. without an organic cause.

Frenzyadjective

(obsolete) Mad; frantic.

Hysterianoun

Any disorder of women with some psychiatric symptoms without other diagnosis, ascribed to uterine influences on the female body, lack of pregnancy, or lack of sex.

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Frenzyverb

(uncommon) To render frantic.

Hysterianoun

A nervous affection, occurring almost exclusively in women, in which the emotional and reflex excitability is exaggerated, and the will power correspondingly diminished, so that the patient loses control over the emotions, becomes the victim of imaginary sensations, and often falls into paroxism or fits.

Frenzyverb

(rare) To exhibit a frenzy, such as a feeding frenzy.

Hysterianoun

state of violent mental agitation

Frenzynoun

Any violent agitation of the mind approaching to distraction; violent and temporary derangement of the mental faculties; madness; rage.

‘All else is towering frenzy and distraction.’; ‘The poet's eye in a fine frenzy rolling.’;

Hysterianoun

excessive or uncontrollable fear

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Frenzyadjective

Mad; frantic.

‘They thought that some frenzy distemper had got into his head.’;

Hysterianoun

neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions

Frenzyverb

To affect with frenzy; to drive to madness

Hysteria

Hysteria is a pejorative term used colloquially to mean ungovernable emotional excess and can refer to a temporary state of mind or emotion. In the 19th century, hysteria was considered a diagnosable physical illness in women.

Frenzynoun

state of violent mental agitation

Frenzy

Frenzy is a 1972 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It is the penultimate feature film of his extensive career.

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