psychoneurotic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From psycho- +‎ neurotic, after psychoneurosis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /sʌɪkəʊnjʊˈɹɒtɪk/

Adjective[edit]

psychoneurotic (comparative more psychoneurotic, superlative most psychoneurotic)

  1. Pertaining to or suffering from a psychoneurosis.

Noun[edit]

psychoneurotic (plural psychoneurotics)

  1. Someone suffering from a psychoneurosis.
    • 1999, Joyce Crick, translating Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, Oxford 2008, p. 114:
      As I have mentioned, when I undertake the analysis of a psychoneurotic [transl. Psychoneurotiker] his dreams are regularly the subject of our discussions.