[sahy-koh-noo-roh-sis, -nyoo-]

Origin of psychoneurosis

First recorded in 1880–85; psycho- + neurosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for psychoneurosis

Historical Examples of psychoneurosis

  • Thus the psychoneurosis is in all its forms, I believe, regarded as a drama of the ego and its inner conflicts.

    The Behavior of Crowds

    Everett Dean Martin

British Dictionary definitions for psychoneurosis


noun plural -roses (-ˈrəʊsiːz)
  1. another word for neurosis
Derived Formspsychoneurotic (ˌsaɪkəʊnjʊˈrɒtɪk), adjective
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psychoneurosis in Medicine


n. pl. psy•cho•neu•ro•ses (-sēz)
  1. Neurosis.
Related formspsy′cho•neu•rotic (-rŏtĭk) adj.
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