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Definitions for neurotic
nʊˈrɒt ɪk, nyʊ-neu·rot·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. neurotic, psychoneurotic, mental caseadjective

    a person suffering from neurosis

  2. neuroticadjective

    characteristic of or affected by neurosis

    "neurotic disorder"; "neurotic symptoms"

  3. neurotic, psychoneuroticadjective

    affected with emotional disorder


  1. Neuroticadjective

    Of or pertaining to neurosis; characteristic of neurosis; caused by neurosis.

  2. Neuroticnoun

    A person afflicted with a neurosis.


  1. neuroticnoun

    A person who has a neurosis

  2. neuroticadjective

    (obsolete?) Affected with a neurosis

  3. neuroticadjective

    Overly anxious


  1. neurotic

    Neurotic is a psychological term used to describe a person who displays characteristics of anxiety, obsessive behavior, hypochondria, or varying degrees of depression. These individuals often experience extreme emotional responses to certain situations, feeling unusually stressed, anxious, or upset. The term is also related to neurosis, a class of functional mental disorders involving distress but neither delusions nor hallucinations. Please note that neurotic is a broad term and is often used loosely to describe a wide range of mental health conditions and behaviors, making it potentially misleading or stigmatizing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Neuroticadjective

    of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; nervous; as, a neurotic disease

  2. Neuroticadjective

    uself in disorders of, or affecting, the nerves

  3. Neuroticnoun

    a disease seated in the nerves

  4. Neuroticnoun

    any toxic agent whose action is mainly directed to the great nerve centers

  5. Etymology: [Gr. ney^ron nerve.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Neurotic

    nū-rot′ik, adj. relating to, or seated in, the nerves.—n. a disease of the nerves: a medicine useful for diseases of the nerves.—adj. Neurō′sal.—n. Neurō′sis, a nervous disease, esp. without lesion of parts, as epilepsy, &c.

Anagrams for neurotic »

  1. countrie

  2. unerotic

  3. eruction

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of neurotic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of neurotic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of neurotic in a Sentence

  1. Samantha Skey:

    And I found out that I am kind of neurotic about some things, for example, when I text someone and I think that I might have made them upset because they didn't reply right away, I automatically assume that they got mad at me.

  2. Thomas Szasz:

    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.

  3. Marlon Brando:

    Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.

  4. David Schmid:

    The reason these neurotic Mafiosi resonate with us is that we can all relate to being in a job that we don't want to do.

  5. Georges Bataille:

    The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint. The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle. Their blood flows from similar wounds. But the first one gasps and the other one gives.

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