[noo-rot-ik, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒt ɪk, nyʊ-/ Psychiatry.
of, relating to, or characteristic of .
a neurotic person.
of, relating to, or afflicted by neurosis
a person who is afflicted with a neurosis or who tends to be emotionally unstable or unusually anxious
1775, “acting upon or stimulating the nerves,” from Greek neuron “nerve” (see neuro-) + -otic, as in hypnotic. Sense of “affected by neurosis” is 1887. The noun meaning “a neurotic person” is from 1896. Related: Neurotically.
neurotic neu·rot·ic (nu-rŏt’ĭk, nyu-)
Of, relating to, derived from, or affected with a neurosis. n.
A person suffering from a neurosis.
[noo-rot-uh-siz-uh m, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm, nyʊ-/ noun 1. the state of having traits or symptoms characteristic of neurosis. /njʊˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm/ noun 1. a personality trait characterized by instability, anxiety, aggression, etc n. 1894, from neurotic + -ism.
verb to make neurotic, excessively anxious or sensitive
neurotization neu·ro·ti·za·tion (nur’ə-tĭ-zā’shən, nyur’-) n.
neurotmesis neu·rot·me·sis (nur’ŏt-mē’sĭs, nyur’-) n. The condition in which there is complete division of a nerve.