- of, relating to, or characteristic of neurosis.
- a neurotic person.
Origin of neurotic1
- pertaining to the nerves or to nerve disease; neural: no longer in technical use.
Origin of neurotic2
Examples from the Web for neurotic
It was quite interesting, its title was Rejoice That You Are Neurotic.Will There Soon Be Three Living Popes?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
August 19, 2014
You give the weakest and the worst interpretation of my devotion: the neurotic one.‘Mirages’: Anaïs Nin’s Intimate, Unexpurgated Diaries
October 26, 2013
Equal parts compassionate and neurotic, Farmiga plays Norma with an intense level of adrenaline.Emmys 2013: Vera Farmiga Should Win the Emmy for ‘Bates Motel’
September 17, 2013
He did it long enough that people began to wonder out loud if he was neurotic.A Eulogy for Gus, Central Park’s Polar Bear Man of Mystery
August 30, 2013
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth: neurotic gay girl in Montana gets sent to degaying boarding school.Curtis Sittenfeld: How I Write
June 26, 2013
I was a little impatient with her; I had not suspected that she was so neurotic a woman.The Moon and Sixpence
W. Somerset Maugham
Voltaire, the least Puritanical of men, is also the least neurotic.Suspended Judgments
John Cowper Powys
Of course, as you say, it's a neurotic temperament that's at the bottom of the trouble.The Grand Babylon Hotel
You are vastly more interesting to me because you are in a crux, and neurotic and anæmic.The Time of Roses
L. T. Meade
The condition is probably of neurotic origin and tends to recur.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
- of, relating to, or afflicted by neurosis
- a person who is afflicted with a neurosis or who tends to be emotionally unstable or unusually anxious
Word Origin and History for neurotic
1775, "acting upon or stimulating the nerves," from Greek neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + -otic, as in hypnotic. Sense of "affected by neurosis" is 1887. The noun meaning "a neurotic person" is from 1896. Related: Neurotically.
- Of, relating to, derived from, or affected with a neurosis.
- A person suffering from a neurosis.