Etymology
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neurotic (adj.)

1775, "acting upon or stimulating the nerves," from Greek neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + -otic, as in hypnotic. Also compare neurosis. Meaning "relating to the nervous system" is by 1873. Sense of "affected by or prone to neurosis" is by 1887. The noun meaning "a neurotic person" is from 1896; earlier it meant "a drug acting on the nerves" (1660s). Related: Neurotically.

updated on May 29, 2019

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Definitions of neurotic from WordNet
1
neurotic (adj.)
characteristic of or affected by neurosis;
neurotic disorder
neurotic symptoms
neurotic (adj.)
affected with emotional disorder;
Synonyms: psychoneurotic
2
neurotic (n.)
a person suffering from neurosis;
Synonyms: psychoneurotic / mental case
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