Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
neurotic

neu·rot·ic

neurotic

 
 
pronunciation:
n ra tihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Explorer, Word Parts
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
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person afflicted with a neurosis.
synonyms:
hysteric, psychoneurotic
similar words:
manic-depressive
derivations: neurotically (adv.), neuroticism (n.)
Word Explorer
See
  behavior, emotion
Word PartsSubscriber feature About this feature