- neurotic (adj.) 1775, "acting upon or stimulating the nerves," from Gk. neuron "nerve" (see NEURO- (Cf. neuro-)) + -otic, as in hypnotic. Sense of "affected by neurosis" is 1887. The noun meaning "a neurotic person" is from 1896. Related: Neurotically.
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Neurotic. — Neurotic. EP by The Bouncing Souls Released 1994 Recorded 1994 … Wikipedia
Neurotic — Neu*rot ic, a. [Gr. ney^ron nerve.] 1. Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; nervous; as, a neurotic disease. [1913 Webster] 2. Useful in disorders of, or affecting, the nerves. [1913 Webster] 3. Of or pertaining to neurosis;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
neurotic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having, caused by, or relating to neurosis. 2) informal abnormally sensitive, anxious, or obsessive. ► NOUN ▪ a neurotic person. DERIVATIVES neurotically adverb neuroticism noun … English terms dictionary
neurotic — [noo rät′ik, nyoorät′ik] adj. of, characteristic of, or having a neurosis n. a neurotic person neurotically adv. neuroticism [no͞o rät′ə siz΄əm, nyo͞o rät′ə siz΄əm] n … English World dictionary
Neurotic — Neu*rot ic, n. 1. A disease seated in the nerves. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Any toxic agent whose action is mainly directed to the great nerve centers. [1913 Webster] Note: Neurotics as a class include all those poisons whose main action is upon… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
neurotic — NEURÓTIC, Ă adj. nevrotic. (< germ. neurotisch) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN … Dicționar Român
neurotic — [adj] mentally maladjusted aberrant, abnormal, anxious, basket case*, bundle of nerves*, choked*, clutched*, compulsive, deviant, disordered, disoriented, distraught, disturbed, erratic, hung up*, hysteric, inhibited, manic, nervous, nervous… … New thesaurus
neurotic — [[t]njʊərɒ̱tɪk, AM nʊr [/t]] neurotics ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone is neurotic, you mean that they are always frightened or worried about things that you consider unimportant. He was almost neurotic about being followed...… … English dictionary
neurotic — Relating to or suffering from a neurosis. See neurosis. * * * neu·rot·ic n(y)u̇ rät ik adj 1 a) of, relating to, or involving the nerves <a neurotic disorder> b) being a neurosis: NERVOUS <a neurotic disease> 2) affected with,… … Medical dictionary
neurotic — neu|rot|ic [njuˈrɔtık US nuˈra: ] adj 1.) unreasonably anxious or afraid ▪ He seemed a neurotic, self obsessed man. 2.) technical relating to or affected by neurosis ▪ neurotic disorders >neurotic n ▪ She accused him of being a neurotic.… … Dictionary of contemporary English