neurotic

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1neu·rot·ic

adjective \n-ˈrä-tik\

medical : having or suggesting neurosis

: often or always fearful or worried about something : tending to worry in a way that is not healthy or reasonable

Full Definition of NEUROTIC

:  of, relating to, constituting, or affected with neurosis(see neurosis)
neu·rot·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of NEUROTIC

  1. The psychiatrist diagnosed the patient as neurotic.
  2. My neurotic mother scolded me for staying out 10 minutes past curfew.
  3. He is neurotic about his job.
  4. This most fastidious of pianists sounds anything but neurotic when he plays Mozart. —Richard Coles, Times Literary Supplement, 15 Nov. 2002

First Known Use of NEUROTIC

1866

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

2neu·rot·ic

noun \n-ˈrä-tik\

medical : a person who has a neurosis

: a person who is always fearful or worried about something

Full Definition of NEUROTIC

1
:  one affected with a neurosis(see neurosis)
2
:  an emotionally unstable individual

Examples of NEUROTIC

  1. He was diagnosed as a neurotic.
  2. He is a neurotic about keeping his clothes neat.
  3. More than any rebirth, one senses in the England of 1911 a civilization's unconscious death wish, vividly present in the author's glimpses of the poet Rupert Brooke, that squeaky-clean neurotic, a casualty waiting to happen. —Thomas Mallon, New York Times Book Review, 27 May 2007

First Known Use of NEUROTIC

1896

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

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