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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. neurotic, psychoneurotic, mental case(adj)

    a person suffering from neurosis

  2. neurotic(adj)

    characteristic of or affected by neurosis

    "neurotic disorder"; "neurotic symptoms"

  3. neurotic, psychoneurotic(adj)

    affected with emotional disorder


  1. Neurotic(a.)

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

    Etymology: [Gr. ney^ron nerve.]

  2. Neurotic(n.)

    A person afflicted with a neurosis.


  1. neurotic(Noun)

    A person who has a neurosis

  2. neurotic(Adjective)

    (obsolete?) Affected with a neurosis

  3. neurotic(Adjective)

    Overly anxious

Webster Dictionary

  1. Neurotic(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Gr. ney^ron nerve.]

  2. Neurotic(adj)

    uself in disorders of, or affecting, the nerves

    Etymology: [Gr. ney^ron nerve.]

  3. Neurotic(noun)

    a disease seated in the nerves

    Etymology: [Gr. ney^ron nerve.]

  4. Neurotic(noun)

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

    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, unerotic

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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. 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.

  2. Robert Anson Heinlein:

    A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

  3. Rollo May:

    The neurotic and the artist - since both live out the unconscious of the race - reveal to us what is going to emerge endemically in the society later on.

  4. Judy Garland:

    People think of me as a neurotic kid, full of fits and depressions, biting my fingernails to the bone, living under an eternal shadow of illness and collapse. Why do people insist on seeing an aura of tragedy around me always? My life isn’t tragic at all. I laugh a lot these days. At myself, too. Lord, if I couldn’t laugh at myself I don’t think I’d be alive.

  5. Dr. Karl Menninger:

    Neurotic means he is not as sensible as I am, and psychotic means he's even worse than my brother-in-law.

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