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neurosis

noun neu·ro·sis \n-ˈrō-səs, ny-\

medical : an emotional illness in which a person experiences strong feelings of fear or worry

plural neu·ro·ses \-ˌsēz\

Full Definition of NEUROSIS

:  a mental and emotional disorder that affects only part of the personality, is accompanied by a less distorted perception of reality than in a psychosis, does not result in disturbance of the use of language, and is accompanied by various physical, physiological, and mental disturbances (as visceral symptoms, anxieties, or phobias)

Examples of NEUROSIS

  1. LBJ by legend watched the evening news about Vietnam simultaneously on three TVs, a ticket to a neurosis and night sweats. —Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal, 2 Dec. 2005

Origin of NEUROSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1784

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal
Medical Dictionary

neurosis

noun neu·ro·sis \n(y)-ˈrō-səs\
plural neu·ro·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of NEUROSIS

:  a mental and emotional disorder that affects only part of the personality, is accompanied by a less distorted perception of reality than in a psychosis, does not result in disturbance of the use of language, and is accompanied by various physical, physiological, and mental disturbances (as visceral symptoms, anxieties, or phobias)

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