a neurotic disorder characterized by pervasive anxiety.
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Origin of anxiety neurosis
First recorded in 1900–05
Words nearby anxiety neurosis
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Example sentences from the Web for anxiety neurosis
Stekel,41 one of Freud's pupils, in an elaborate monograph, also lays stress on the sexual factor of the anxiety-neurosis.The Sexual Life of the Child|Albert Moll
British Dictionary definitions for anxiety neurosis
a relatively mild form of mental illness characterized by extreme distress and agitation, often occurring without any obvious cause
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