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neurotic

 [noo͡-rot´ik]
1. pertaining to or characterized by neurosis.
2. a person affected with a neurosis.
neurotic disorder neurosis.

neu·rot·ic

(nū-rot'ik),
Relating to or suffering from a neurosis. See: neurosis.

neurotic

/neu·rot·ic/ (ndbobr-rot´ik)
1. pertaining to or characterized by a neurosis.
2. a person affected with a neurosis.

neurotic

(no͝o-rŏt′ĭk, nyo͝o-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or affected with a neurosis. No longer used in psychiatric diagnosis. See Usage Note at neurosis.
2. Informal Overanxious: neurotic about punctuality.
n.
1. A person suffering from a neurosis. No longer used in psychiatric diagnosis.
2. Informal A person who is chronically anxious.

neu·rot′i·cal·ly adv.

neurotic

[n(y)oo͡rot′ik]
Etymology: Gk, neuron + osis, condition; L, icus, like
1 adj, pertaining to neurosis.
2 adj, pertaining to the nerves.
3 n, one who is afflicted with a neurosis.
4 n,
Usage notes: (informal)
an emotionally unstable person.

neurotic

adjective Referring to neurosis, see there.
 
noun A person with a neurotic disorder; any person with a mental disorder other than a psychotic disorder.

neurotic

adjective Referring to neurosis, see there. noun A person with a neurotic disorder; any person with a mental disorder other than a psychotic disorder

neu·rot·ic

(nūr-ot'ik)
Relating to or suffering from a neurosis.
See: neurosis

Neurotic

Behavior characterized by neurosis, mental functional orders with symptoms such as anxiety, depression, compulsions, and phobias.
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