of, relating to, or characteristic of neurosis.
a neurotic person.
- neu·rot·ic·al·ly, adverb
- sem·i·neu·rot·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·neu·rot·i·cal·ly, adverb
How to use neurotic in a sentence
And Saudi leaders worry neurotically that Iranian-American negotiations now underway would weaken American commitments to them.
Anything else is an “entirely fictive alternate reality” where people who disagree with him “neurotically retreat.”Are Critics Of Israeli Occupation Getting Nervous? | David Suissa | March 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
So they neurotically retreat into an alternate universe in which everything feels better.
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 | Jodie Foster | August 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I rejoice in the fact that I now have a number I can neurotically obsess over.
Those who are neurotically inclined are especially victims of the habit.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
Such a person is the neurotically extreme form of the "do-it-yourselfer."When You Don't Know Where to Turn | Steven J. Bartlett
Neurotically and erotically, he was hypersthetic, with a playful graciousness of character never surpassed.The Letters of William James, Vol. II | William James
Miss Winstock began to search neurotically in a bag for a handkerchief.Mr. Prohack | E. Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for neurotic
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
- neurotically, adverb
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