I rejoice in the fact that I now have a number I can neurotically obsess over.
And, yes, I have neurotically adapted to the gladiator sport of celebrity culture, the cruelty of a life lived as a moving target.
Anything else is an “entirely fictive alternate reality” where people who disagree with him “neurotically retreat.”
We were taught impeccable manners—to this day I neurotically affix too many pleases and thank-yous to everything.
So they neurotically retreat into an alternate universe in which everything feels better.
Those who are neurotically inclined are especially victims of the habit.
neurotically and erotically, he was hypersthetic, with a playful graciousness of character never surpassed.
Such a person is the neurotically extreme form of the "do-it-yourselfer."
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.
neurotic neu·rot·ic (nu-rŏt'ĭk, nyu-)
Of, relating to, derived from, or affected with a neurosis. n.
A person suffering from a neurosis.