neurosis, neuroticism, psychoneurosis(noun)
a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
A mental disorder, less severe than psychosis, marked by anxiety or fear
a functional nervous affection or disease, that is, a disease of the nerves without any appreciable change of nerve structure
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. ney^ron nerve.]
Neurosis is a class of functional mental disorders involving distress but neither delusions nor hallucinations, whereby behavior is not outside socially acceptable norms. It is also known as psychoneurosis or neurotic disorder, and thus those suffering from it are said to be neurotic. The term essentially describes an "invisible injury" and the resulting condition.
The numerical value of neurosis in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of neurosis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you are keeping.
Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure.
Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions.
Society expects man to be a passive social animal who believes like the People of the Field in "Jurgen" that "to do what you always have done" and "what is expected of you" are the twin rules of life. This, is course, is not true. The wanton crucifixion of impulses, the unnecessary blocking and frustration of the drives and urges, are an evil that reflects itself in sophistication, ennui and boredom, dissatisfaction, melancholy, fatigue, anxiety and neurosis.
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- neurosiCatalan, Valencian
- neurosi, nevrosiItalian
- ノイローゼ, 神経症Japanese
- zenuwziekte, neuroseDutch
- chứng loạn thần kinh chức năngVietnamese
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