Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or affected with a neurosis. No longer in scientific use.
  • adj. Informal Overanxious: neurotic about punctuality.
  • n. A person suffering from a neurosis. No longer in scientific use.
  • n. Informal A person prone to excessive anxiety and emotional upset.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Affected with a neurosis (Wikipedia).
  • adj. Overly anxious.
  • n. A person who has a neurosis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; nervous.
  • adj. Useful in disorders of, or affecting, the nerves.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to neurosis{2}; characteristic of neurosis{2}; caused by neurosis{2}.
  • n. A disease seated in the nerves.
  • n. Any toxic agent whose action is mainly directed to the great nerve centers.
  • n. A person afflicted with a neurosis{2}.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to the nervous system or to neuroses: as, a neurotic disease.
  • Prone to the development of neuroses.
  • Capable of acting on the nerves; nervine.
  • n. A disease having its seat in the nerves.
  • n. A medicine for nervous affections; a nervine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. affected with emotional disorder
  • adj. characteristic of or affected by neurosis
  • n. a person suffering from neurosis

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.