Hysterics – Uncontrollable and exaggerated emotional reaction
When the snakes hissed at the clerics (hysterics) they reacted with extreme emotion.
Examples of hysterics in a sentence
The joke went down well – the audience were in hysterics.
The hysterics were all an act. The girl hadn't broken her leg at all!
I fell over in hysterics when I noticed the bleach had turned my hair green.