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neurotic

adjective

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having or showing a very nervous or disordered state of mind
  • Her neurotic tendencies tend to manifest in her obsessive need for cleanliness.
  • Our dog is a bit neurotic; she tends to panic around strangers.

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The first known use of neurotic was in 1866

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“Neurotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/neurotic. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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