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psychoneurotic

[sahy-koh-noo-rot-ik, -nyoo-]
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adjective, noun
  1. neurotic1.
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Origin of psychoneurotic

First recorded in 1900–05; psycho- + neurotic1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for psychoneurotic

manic, distraught, compulsive, disturbed, obsessive, stunned, upset, deviant, aberrant, hysteric, psychoneurotic, loony, psychotic, crazy, nuts, abnormal, anxious, disordered, disoriented, erratic

Examples from the Web for psychoneurotic

Historical Examples of psychoneurotic

  • They develop exactly as psychoneurotic conditions do in the abdomen or in joints.

    Psychotherapy

    James J. Walsh

  • The result can be an almost normal sexual life—usually a limited one—but supplemented by psychoneurotic disease.

  • Our study of psychoneurotic disturbances points to a more comprehensive explanation, which includes that of Westermarck.

    Totem and Taboo

    Sigmund Freud

  • It is not, therefore, only the psychoneurotic whose unconscious takes the form of the "Œdipus complex."

    The Behavior of Crowds

    Everett Dean Martin

  • These psychoneurotic conditions in large muscles help us to understand what happens in organic diseases.

    Psychotherapy

    James J. Walsh