noun, plural neu·ro·ses [noo-roh-seez, nyoo-] /nʊˈroʊ siz, nyʊ-/. Psychiatry.
Origin of neurosis
Related Words for neurosisinhibition, breakdown, psychopathy, abnormality, madness, aberration, derangement, insanity, deviation, phobia, affliction, instability, compulsion, obsession, hysteria, maladjustment, neurasthenia
Examples from the Web for neurosis
Contemporary Examples of neurosis
Whether it ultimately takes aesthetic discipline or neurosis to get to that point, it's hard to say.
How do you tell the difference between aesthetic discipline and neurosis?
Is this neurosis, narcissism, or the farsighted wisdom that allows a fellow to win three hundred games?Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
Historical Examples of neurosis
Was this, then, some special case of phthisis complicated by neurosis?The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
In both sexes there is a tendency to neurosis and degeneration.The Sexual Question
The neurosis is merely a wrong attitude to life and its problems.Psychoanalysis
Some forms of neurosis appear to be limited to certain ethnic groups.The Races of Man
How did we gain our knowledge of these psychological factors in the case of neurosis?Totem and Taboo
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
1776, "functional derangement arising from disorders of the nervous system," coined by Scottish physician William Cullen (1710-1790) from Greek neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + Modern Latin -osis "abnormal condition." Used in a general psychological sense since 1871; clinical use in psychiatry dates from 1923.