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neurotic

neu·rot·ic

neurotic

 
pronunciation:
n ra tihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or involving a neurosis.
a neurotic condition
synonyms:
psychoneurotic
similar words:
depressive
definition 2: suffering from or affected by a neurosis.
To a neurotic person, worries that seem small to others can seem enormous.The doctor said that her habitual fantasizing about the royal family was neurotic behavior.
synonyms:
disturbed, unstable
antonyms:
well-balanced
similar words:
anxious, compulsive, distraught, fixated, hysteric, irrational, maladjusted, mental, obsessive, overwrought
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person afflicted with a neurosis.
synonyms:
hysteric, psychoneurotic
similar words:
manic-depressive
derivations: neurotically (adv.), neuroticism (n.)
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The word neurotic contains the following parts:
-otic Greek adjective-forming suffix that means having or related to (a condition or state)
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The suffix -otic attaches to Greek roots to form adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in "-osis."