hys|ter|i|cal [hıˈsterıkəl] adj
1.) unable to control your behaviour or emotions because you are very upset, afraid, excited etc
Janet became hysterical and began screaming.
Everyone in the studio burst into hysterical laughter .
2.) informal extremely funny
It was absolutely hysterical ! I've never laughed so much.
>hysterically [-kli] adv

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