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We speak of madness when someone is in a fit of anger, and being smitten when someone is in love(with someone), etc. But what about when someone just can't stop laughing? i.e, when someone is "cracking-up" - is there a more formal word?

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This brings to mind maniacal laughter. –  cornbread ninja 麵包忍者 Apr 24 '12 at 18:46
    
@cornbreadninja - Exactly! Isn't it akin to being mad in that it's uncontrollable? Like that famous video on YT of the talkshow guy laughing at a castrated man's voice>? –  Adel Apr 24 '12 at 18:48
    
Stupidity. You can't think and laugh at the same time. –  Mitch Apr 25 '12 at 1:09
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We speak of hysterical laughter.

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Hilarity

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@Adel, that, combined with a thesaurus, should get you started. –  zpletan Apr 24 '12 at 18:19
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They are amused. Defined as being entertained by something.

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