neuralgic neuralgic

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to or suffering from neuralgia

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Keeping out foreigners has long been a neuralgic issue in European politics.
  2. While it proved impossible on some neuralgic issues such as Indochina or Jewish emigration from the Soviet Union, there was more unity on foreign policy than in any other area.
  3. Instead, Reagan announced, he wants to concentrate on an issue about which the Soviets are suspicious, combative and neuralgic--their sponsorship of client states in the Third World.

Quotes

  1. In the letter Benedict XVI wrote: "It could prove extremely useful that the General Congregation reaffirm, in the spirit of St. Ignatius, its own total adhesion to Catholic doctrine, in particular on those neuralgic points which today are strongly...
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Catholic Online

  2. "It's been the neuralgic issue for us," says the MP Nick Clegg, a Campbell campaign leader.
    on Mar 2, 2006 By: Nick Clegg Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. Explaining the secrecy, Mr Maude told the forum: "It is a neuralgic business, because all senior figures in opposition suffer, understandably, from a concern about being seen to take it for granted. There's always this concern - isn't it arrogant?...
    on Feb 12, 2010 By: Francis Maude Source: Independent

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