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Definition of "neurotic" []

  • Of, relating to, or affected with a neurosis. No longer in scientific use. (adjective)
  • Informal Overanxious: neurotic about punctuality. (adjective)
  • A person suffering from a neurosis. No longer in scientific use. (noun)
  • Informal A person prone to excessive anxiety and emotional upset. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "neurotic" in a sentence
  • "But can't they all smell it now in neurotic, anxious, long-suffering Philadelphia?"
  • "I slowly then realised how being neurotic is also very self-orientated."
  • "Which brings us to the fact that being neurotic is expensive."