psychoneurotic


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psy·cho·neu·ro·sis

 (sī′kō-no͝o-rō′sĭs, -nyo͝o-)
n. pl. psy·cho·neu·ro·ses (-sēz)
Neurosis. No longer used in psychiatric diagnosis.

psy′cho·neu·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj. & n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psychoneurotic - a person suffering from neurosispsychoneurotic - 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personality; a person with an antisocial personality disorder (`psychopath' was once widely used but has now been superseded by `sociopath')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.psychoneurotic - affected with emotional disorder
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