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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

(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

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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