Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or affected with a neurosis. No longer used in psychiatric diagnosis.
  • adjective Informal Overanxious.
  • noun A person suffering from a neurosis. No longer used in psychiatric diagnosis.
  • noun Informal A person who is chronically anxious.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A disease having its seat in the nerves.
  • noun A medicine for nervous affections; a nervine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Affected with a neurosis (Wikipedia).
  • adjective informal Overly anxious.
  • noun A person who has a neurosis

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

  • adjective affected with emotional disorder
  • adjective characteristic of or affected by neurosis
  • noun a person suffering from neurosis

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Examples

  • But can't they all smell it now in neurotic, anxious, long-suffering Philadelphia?

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  • I slowly then realised how being neurotic is also very self-orientated.

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  • No analysis can go on in this light: here the neurotic is either instantly healed or goes mad.

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  • No analysis can go on in this light: here the neurotic is either instantly healed or goes mad.

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  • They are twisted and perverted, unhealthy, as in neurotic, while claiming to be pious, moral and pure.

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  • There's nothing consensual about their behaviour; presumably then, by your logic this scene has nothing to do with a prejudice rooted in neurotic fear and hatred of blacks, particularly focused on black male sexuality?

    Wisdom, Justice And Mercy

  • Which brings us to the fact that being neurotic is expensive.

    Cheap Thrills

  • Which brings us to the fact that being neurotic is expensive.

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  • He wrote, “Considering what might be termed a neurotic susceptibility to give credence to ‘Flying Saucers,’ Source is considered to be of extremely dubious reliability.”

    Space Ships of the Visitors

  • He wrote, “Considering what might be termed a neurotic susceptibility to give credence to ‘Flying Saucers,’ Source is considered to be of extremely dubious reliability.”

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