Neurotically



[noo-rot-ik, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒt ɪk, nyʊ-/ Psychiatry.

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of .
noun
2.
a neurotic person.
/njʊˈrɒtɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or afflicted by neurosis
noun
2.
a person who is afflicted with a neurosis or who tends to be emotionally unstable or unusually anxious
adj.

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-)
adj.
Of, relating to, derived from, or affected with a neurosis. n.
A person suffering from a neurosis.

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