psychoneurosis

noun
psy·​cho·​neu·​ro·​sis | \ ˌsī-kō-nu̇-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce psychoneurosis (audio) , -nyu̇- \

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

Other Words from psychoneurosis

psychoneurotic \ ˌsī-​kō-​nu̇-​ˈrä-​tik How to pronounce psychoneurosis (audio) , -​nyu̇-​ \ adjective or noun

Examples of psychoneurosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In February, 1933, she was admitted to a hospital for psychoneurosis. Roxana Robinson, The New Yorker, 4 Sep. 2019 Georgia fell into a depression in 1933 after an aborted mural commission at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, and checked into Manhattan’s Doctors Hospital to be treated for psychoneurosis. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of psychoneurosis

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for psychoneurosis

New Latin

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“Psychoneurosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychoneurosis. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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psychoneurosis

noun
psy·​cho·​neu·​ro·​sis | \ -n(y)u̇-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce psychoneurosis (audio) \
plural psychoneuroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce psychoneurosis (audio) \

Medical 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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