American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various mental or emotional disorders, such as hypochondria or neurasthenia, arising from no apparent organic lesion or change and involving symptoms such as insecurity, anxiety, depression, and irrational fears, but without psychotic symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations. No longer in scientific use.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A nervous disease without recognizable anatomical lesion, as epilepsy, hysteria, neuralgia, etc.
- n. In neurology, a process of nervous excitation: used thus generally only in opposition to psychosis, a mental process.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A functional nervous affection or disease, that is, a disease of the nerves without any appreciable change of nerve structure.
- n. (Psychiatry) a mental or emotional disorder that affects only part of the personality, and involves less distorted perceptions of reality than a
psychosis. As used in medicine, anxiety is a prominent characteristic, and the condition may be accompanied by psychosomatic symptoms. Phobias and compulsive behavior are common varieties.
- n. a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
- neuro- + -osis (Wiktionary)
“It's only another -- what you call neurosis, and what I call kink!”
“I actually think it's a pretty good draft, though post-draft neurosis is starting to set in and within an hour I will be convinced that it's awful and broken and I hate it.”
“I would have guessed that high neurosis is meant to be correlated with low love in real life.”
“It could be a case study as his type of neurosis is always the same, from the Great Past to the Blood and the Soil, to toying with a Final Solution that relies on Death.”
“The neurosis is setting in … the guilt, the guilt … think I need my meds … what IS the meaning of life, anyway????”
“We have already explained the word neurosis, but we repeat here the definition given by Dr.J. R. Cocke.”
“Petite, I’d rather say that your neurosis is wanting to keep him in spite of the fact that you don’t feel comfortable with him (as you so eloquently describe).”
“Perhaps the love of, or the intense need for, reading is psychological, an eccentricity, even something like a neurosis, that is, a pattern of behavior that persists beyond its usefulness, which is controlled by inner forces and which in turn controls.”
“Well, they're stuck in cages, packed together, so, they get neurosis, which is being cage-crazy.”
“A century after that, the term war neurosis was rejected and combat fatigue was adopted.”
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