psychoneurosis


psy·cho·neu·ro·sis

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

Definition of PSYCHONEUROSIS

: neurosis; especially : a neurosis based on emotional conflict in which an impulse that has been blocked seeks expression in a disguised response or symptom—compare actual neurosis

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