- Rhymes: -ɒtɪk
neurotic (not comparable)
- Affected with a neurosis.
- (informal) Overly anxious.
He is getting neurotic about time-keeping.
1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VI, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 24962326:
- “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.”
- (medicine) Useful in disorders of, or affecting, the nerves.
neurotic (plural neurotics)
- A person who has a neurosis
person who has a neurosis
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