Definition for neurotic (2 of 2)
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It was quite interesting, its title was Rejoice That You Are Neurotic.
You give the weakest and the worst interpretation of my devotion: the neurotic one.‘Mirages’: Anaïs Nin’s Intimate, Unexpurgated Diaries|Lizzie Crocker|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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’|Anna Klassen|September 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Malcolm Jones|August 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Also, did I mention they feature (endearingly) neurotic protagonists?
For the neurotic there is no established way, for his aims and tasks are apt to be of a highly individual character.Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology|C. G. Jung
She appeared to him to be pining "capriciously" when she became thin and neurotic.Married Love|Marie Carmichael Stopes
They are generally accompanied by marked dyspeptic symptoms, and not infrequently by neurotic derangements.
Fear in children is quite common and it is very hard to tell whether it is neurotic or real fear.A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis|Sigmund Freud
Compulsions: People with neurotic compulsions engage in repetitive rituals that give them temporary relief from anxiety.When You Don't Know Where to Turn|Steven J. Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for neurotic
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.