Definition of 'neurotic'
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They distrusted us completely and were neurotic about their own security. Broken Lives (1993)Pain is often considered to be the result of neurotic attitudes and behaviour. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)This condition often is regarded as the sign of a neurotic or nervous person. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)Racing has become neurotic over its share of the betting cake. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her psychiatrist predictably accused her of being "neurotic" about food. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)We can inadvertently foster neurotic anxiety. Christianity Today (2000)Nervous cats may become stressed, which may result in neurotic behaviour once home. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If you tend to worry, you become neurotic. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The Met are getting a bit neurotic about it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What do you mean, neurotic? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Be a bit less neurotic. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Are you a neurotic person? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Man's manipulation of animals is not only in the service of nutrition but also to foster and study neurotic behaviour in family relationships. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He is less neurotic than any other comedian I have met. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I am always struck by the way that snooker is one of the very few ways in which a genuine neurotic can become a working-class hero. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I had a rash on my foot and my mum, being a bit neurotic at the time, took me to hospital. The Sun (2010)
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British English: neurotic /njʊˈrɒtɪk/ ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone is neurotic, you mean that they are always frightened or worried about things that you consider unimportant.
He was almost neurotic about being followed.
- American English: neurotic
- Arabic: عِصَابِيُّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: neurótico
- Chinese: 神经质的
- Croatian: neurotičan
- Czech: neurotický
- Danish: neurotisk
- Dutch: neurotisch
- European Spanish: neurótico
- Finnish: neuroottinen
- French: névrosé
- German: neurotisch
- Greek: νευρωτικός
- Italian: nevrotico
- Japanese: 神経過敏な
- Korean: 신경증에 걸린
- Norwegian: nevrotisk
- Polish: neurotyczny
- European Portuguese: neurótico
- Romanian: nevricos
- Russian: невротический
- Spanish: neurótico
- Swedish: neurotisk
- Thai: เกี่ยวกับโรคประสาท
- Turkish: nörotik
- Ukrainian: невротичний
- Vietnamese: dễ bị kích động
British English: neurotic NOUN
A neurotic is someone who is neurotic.
These patients are not neurotics.
Definition of neurotic from the Collins English Dictionary
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