hysteria

noun
ADJECTIVE
mass, public
mild (esp. BrE), near
media, tabloid (BrE)

Unnecessary anxiety has been caused by media hysteria and misinformation.

religious
anti-communist, war
… OF HYSTERIA
fit

She sometimes flew into fits of hysteria.

note

There was a note of hysteria in his voice.

VERB + HYSTERIA
border on

Sam arrived in a state of excitement bordering on hysteria.

cause, create, fuel, generate, whip up

Some parts of the media are creating hysteria and exaggerating an important issue.

the hysteria whipped up by some newspapers

HYSTERIA + VERB
sweep sth, sweep across sth, sweep through sth

the hysteria that swept through the country

surround sth

There is still so much hysteria surrounding the issue.

PREPOSITION
hysteria about

public hysteria about the bombings

hysteria over

hysteria over AIDS

PHRASES
on the point of hysteria, on the verge of hysteria

She was babbling, on the verge of hysteria.


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