neurotic neurotic  /nʊ ˈrɑ tɪk/


  1. (n) a person suffering from neurosis
  2. (adj) characteristic of or affected by neurosis
  3. (adj) affected with emotional disorder



  1. He's the thinking man's slacker, but his prose is a force multiplierlucid, honest and unhampered by neurotic self-loathing.
  2. I've portrayed a neurotic personality with such effectiveness that people think that I'm actually neurotic or learned or intellectual.
  3. Clare, by contrast, is limned as a dazzling but neurotic conniver for whom sex was primarily a way to keep men at her feet.



  1. "It's about a group of also highly neurotic characters that interact in ways that I'm hoping you'll think is funny," Allen said. "When it's over you may or may not. If you don't then I will have failed, but I'm giving it my best shot."
    on May 17, 2007 By: Woody Allen Source: News1130

  2. "Mike and I have always had success writing what we know," said Romano, aged 50. "What we know now is that we're middle-aged, neurotic and fat."
    on Apr 1, 2008 By: Ray Romano Source: Reuters

  3. Sergeant, who has teamed up with professional dance partner Kristina Rihanoff, added: "It really is glamorous. Normally on television it's a bit of a shambles and people just getting neurotic. This really is, and Kristina, obviously when I saw her,...
    on Aug 28, 2008 By: John Sergeant Source: Stourbridge News

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