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neurosis

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishneurosisneu‧ro‧sis /njʊˈrəʊsɪs $ nʊˈroʊ-/ noun (plural neuroses /-siːz/) [countable, uncountable] medical 🔊 🔊 MPa mental illness that makes someone unreasonably worried or frightened
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neurosisHe identified a variety of mild psychiatric problems, principally neurotic depression and anxiety neurosis, in 86 percent of them.Then, artillery was aimed straight at the psychoanalytic heart: at neurosis!The price that has to be paid, in extreme form, is neurosis.Always a private dentist, because of my neurosis.Expressions of pain as the examination takes place rouse irritation or accusations of neurosis.What for Camus was a source of strength is, for me, a source of neurosis.Another persistent neurosis for the county has been their running between the wickets.In this case a budding urethral neurosis was nipped before it could really blossom.
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