psychoneurosis

noun psy·cho·neu·ro·sis \ ˌsī-kō-nu̇-ˈrō-səs , -nyu̇- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

psychoneurotic

play \ˌsī-kō-nu̇-ˈrä-tik, -nyu̇-\ adjective or noun

Origin and Etymology of psychoneurosis

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psychoneurosis

noun psy·cho·neu·ro·sis \ -n(y)u̇-ˈrō-səs \

medical Definition of psychoneurosis

plural psychoneuroses play \-ˌsēz\
: 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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