- of, relating to, or characteristic of neurosis.
- a neurotic person.
Origin of neurotic1
Examples from the Web for neurotically
Anything else is an “entirely fictive alternate reality” where people who disagree with him “neurotically retreat.”Are Critics Of Israeli Occupation Getting Nervous?
March 20, 2013
So they neurotically retreat into an alternate universe in which everything feels better.Of Course Settlements Are Illegal
March 15, 2013
And, yes, I have neurotically adapted to the gladiator sport of celebrity culture, the cruelty of a life lived as a moving target.Jodie Foster Blasts Kristen Stewart–Robert Pattinson Break-Up Spectacle
August 15, 2012
I rejoice in the fact that I now have a number I can neurotically obsess over.Bridesmaids Director Paul Feig's Overdue Triumph
May 16, 2011
We were taught impeccable manners—to this day I neurotically affix too many pleases and thank-yous to everything.What I Saw at the Revolution
February 11, 2009
Those who are neurotically inclined are especially victims of the habit.Psychotherapy
James J. Walsh
Neurotically and erotically, he was hypersthetic, with a playful graciousness of character never surpassed.The Letters of William James, Vol. II
Such a person is the neurotically extreme form of the "do-it-yourselfer."When You Don't Know Where to Turn
Steven J. Bartlett
- 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 neurotically
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.