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Meaning of NEUROTIC

Pronunciation:  nû'râtik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person suffering from neurosis
  2. [adj]  affected with emotional disorder
  3. [adj]  characteristic of or affected by neurosis; "neurotic disorder"; "neurotic symptoms"

NEUROTIC is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: aboulic, abulic, compulsive, delusional, disturbed, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, hysteric, hysterical, maladjusted, megalomaniacal, megalomanic, mental case, monomaniacal, nymphomaniac, nymphomaniacal, obsessional, obsessive, obsessive-compulsive, pathological, phobic, psychoneurotic, psychoneurotic, psychosomatic, schizoid
 Antonyms: unneurotic
 See Also: diseased person, hysteric, psychopath, sick person, sociopath, sufferer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Neu*rot"ic\, a. [Gr. ? nerve.]
    1. Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves;
       nervous; as, a neurotic disease.
    2. Uself in disorders of, or affecting, the nerves.
  2. \Neu*rot"ic\, n.
    1. A disease seated in the nerves.
    2. (Med.) Any toxic agent whose action is mainly directed to
       the great nerve centers.
    Note: Neurotic as a class include all those poisons whose
          mains action is upon the brain and spinal cord. They
          may be divided three orders: (a) Cerebral neurotics, or
          those which affect the brain only. (b) Spinal
          neurotics, or tetanics, those which affect the spinal
          cord. (c) Cerebro-spinal neurotics, or those which
          affect both brain and spinal cord.
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