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neurotic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishneuroticneu‧rot‧ic /njʊˈrɒtɪk $ nʊˈrɑː-/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 WORRIEDunreasonably anxious or afraid 🔊 He seemed a neurotic, self-obsessed man.see thesaurus at nervous2 MP technical relating to or affected by neurosis 🔊 neurotic disordersneurotic noun [countable] 🔊 She accused him of being a neurotic.neurotically /-kli/ adverb
Examples from the Corpus
neuroticAs an intellectual, I feel neurotic.He played Holmes as deeply neurotic.I just got really neurotic about not wanting to spend any money.The best producers are cutthroat, competitive, and often neurotic and paranoid.Burnout often results from a neurotic compulsion to give it all away.He was a shy, neurotic man who found it difficult to make friends.Before dinner, John, who was so laid-back he made the trees seem neurotic, offered us a yoga lesson.In many respects, Mozart had a typically neurotic personality.You think you can damage my reputation by repeating the fantasies of some neurotic schoolteacher?Moreover, her individual sense of fun and fantasy made her an enchanting companion, though a neurotic strain was also apparent.However, a much stronger negative association was found between neurotic symptoms and the perceived adequacy of social relationships.
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