neurotic


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

neu·rot·ic

 (no͝o-rŏt′ĭk, nyo͝o-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or affected with a neurosis. No longer used in psychiatric diagnosis. See Usage Note at neurosis.
2. Informal Overanxious: neurotic about punctuality.
n.
1. A person suffering from a neurosis. No longer used in psychiatric diagnosis.
2. Informal A person who is chronically anxious.

neu·rot′i·cal·ly adv.

neurotic

(njʊˈrɒtɪk)
adj
(Psychiatry) of, relating to, or afflicted by neurosis
n
(Psychiatry) a person who is afflicted with a neurosis or who tends to be emotionally unstable or unusually anxious
neuˈrotically adv

neu•rot•ic

(nʊˈrɒt ɪk, nyʊ-)
adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of neurosis.
n.
2. a neurotic person.
[1870–75]
neu•rot′ic•al•ly, adv.
neu•rot′i•cism (-əˌsɪz əm) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neurotic - a person suffering from neurosisneurotic - a person suffering from neurosis  
claustrophobe - a person suffering from claustrophobia
hysteric - a person suffering from hysteria
obsessive - a person who has obsessions
obsessive-compulsive - a person with obsessive-compulsive characteristics
psychopath, sociopath - someone with a sociopathic personality; a person with an antisocial personality disorder (`psychopath' was once widely used but has now been superseded by `sociopath')
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
Adj.1.neurotic - characteristic of or affected by neurosis; "neurotic disorder"; "neurotic symptoms"
2.neurotic - affected with emotional disorder
unneurotic - not neurotic; "successful mothers--mothers with unneurotic children"; "he's the most unneurotic person I know"

neurotic

adjective unstable, nervous, disturbed, anxious, abnormal, obsessive, compulsive, manic, unhealthy, hyper (informal), twitchy (informal), overwrought, maladjusted He was almost neurotic about being followed.
together (slang), normal, calm, stable, rational, laid-back (informal), sane, well-balanced, level-headed, well-adjusted
Translations
neurotický
neurotisk
neuroottinenneurootikko
neurotičan
神経過敏な
신경증에 걸린
neurotischneuroot
neurotisk
เกี่ยวกับโรคประสาท
dễ bị kích động

neurotic

[njʊˈrɒtɪk]
A. ADJneurótico
B. Nneurótico/a m/f

neurotic

[njʊəˈrɒtɪk]
adj
(= over-anxious) → exagérément inquiet/ète
to be neurotic about sth → être exagérément inquiet à propos de qch
Tony is neurotic about money → Tony est exagérément inquiet quand il s'agit d'argent.
to become neurotic about sth → s'inquiéter exagérément de qch
(= pathological) [behaviour] → névrotique
n (= sufferer from neurosis) → névrosé(e) m/f

neurotic

adjneurotisch; to be neurotic about somethingin Bezug auf etw (acc)neurotisch sein; he’s getting rather neurotic about this problemdas Problem ist bei ihm schon zur Neurose geworden
nNeurotiker(in) m(f)

neurotic

[njʊˈrɒtɪk]
1. adj (person, disease) → nevrotico/a
she's getting quite neurotic about it (fig) → se ne sta facendo un'ossessione
2. nnevrotico/a

neurotic

عِصَابِيُّ neurotický neurotisk neurotisch νευρωτικός neurótico neuroottinen névrosé neurotičan nevrotico 神経過敏な 신경증에 걸린 neurotisch nevrotisk neurotyczny neurótico невротический neurotisk เกี่ยวกับโรคประสาท nörotik dễ bị kích động 神经质的

neu·rot·ic

a. neurótico-a, que sufre de neurosis.

neurotic

adj (ant) crónica y excesivamente ansioso, neurótico -ca mf (ant)
References in classic literature ?
I was a little impatient with her; I had not suspected that she was so neurotic a woman.
Born of a delicate and overworked mother, and an impulsive, hard, imaginative father, who did not look with favor upon her coming into the world, Louise was from childhood a neurotic, one of the race of over-sensitive women that in later days in- dustrialism was to bring in such great numbers into the world.
It was no good instructing the girl if she was going to talk about God in that neurotic modern way.
Horne Fisher evidently allowed for all the neurotic possibilities of Archer and the dissipated habits of Herries; and whatever his faith in their present firmness, did not unduly tax their time and attention, even in the case of the Prime Minister.
Neurotic people are less likely to die, including from cancer and cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, according to research published in the journal (http://journals.
Where once, 100 years or so ago, crowds would seek entertainment watching the mentally ill inmates locked up in London's Bethlem Hospital, now they go instead to the zoo to gawp at neurotic, bored animals imprisoned in completely alien conditions.
Adele's music puts me off my breakfast" Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher "I'm not a neurotic mess.
But there are jewels, underneath that excrement, there is a goldmine and it's the goldmine that I'm interested in" Singer Sir Elton John "I am delighted the judges deemed there was sufficient snap in my celery" Actress Olivia de Havilland in her message of thanks after being awarded, at the age of 99, the Oldie of the Year accolade "I'm not a neurotic mess.
IF you are a tense, moody neurotic, take heart - you could also be a creative genius.
Objective: This study aimed to determine the depression level of the fathers of neurotic and psychotic children.
Individuals who in midlife tend to be neurotic and stressed are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease (AD) in late life, according to a study published online Oct.
MANILA -- Watch out for "highly neurotic individuals" in the coming presidential election.