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

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Other Words from psychoneurosis

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

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In February, 1933, she was admitted to a hospital for psychoneurosis. Roxana Robinson, The New Yorker, "The Rivalry Between Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Sister Ida," 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, "Georgia O’Keeffe’s forgotten sister, and a glimpse of what might have been," 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

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