neurotic

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neurotic ‎(not comparable)

  1. Affected with a neurosis.
  2. (informal) Overly anxious.
    He is getting neurotic about time-keeping.
    • 1907, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “chapter VI”, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
      “I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, the gorged dowagers, the worn-out, passionless men, [], the speed-mad fugitives from the furies of ennui, the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosis, []!”
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, “chapter VIII”, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855:
      “You did come down a wallop, didn't you? How art thou fallen from heaven, oh Lucifer, son of the morning, I said to myself. You're so terribly neurotic, Bertie. You must try to be less jumpy. What you need is a good nerve tonic.”
  3. (medicine) Useful in disorders of, or affecting, the nerves.

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neurotic ‎(plural neurotics)

  1. A person who has a neurosis

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