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neuroticism

[ noo-rot-uh-siz-uhm, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm, nyʊ- /
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noun

the state of having traits or symptoms characteristic of neurosis.

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Origin of neuroticism

First recorded in 1895–1900; neurotic1 + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for neuroticism

neuroticism
/ (njʊˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm) /

noun

a personality trait characterized by instability, anxiety, aggression, etc
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