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neurosis at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


neurosis at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) neuroses

neurosis at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1776, "functional derangement arising from disorders of the nervous system," from Gk. neuron "nerve," + Mod.L. -osis "abnormal condition." Used in a general psychological sense since 1871; clinical use in psychiatry dates from 1923. ///

neurosis at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural neuroses /-si[hA359]z/ [U and C] medical // a mental illness that makes someone unreasonably worried or frightened//

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neurosis at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Mental and emotional disorder that affects only part of the personality, is accompanied by a less distorted perception of reality than in a psychosis, and is characterized by various physiological and mental disturbances (such as visceral symptoms and impaired concentration). The neuroses include anxiety attacks, certain forms of depression, hypochondriasis, hysterical reactions, obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias, various sexual dysfunctions, and some tics. They have traditionally been thought to be based on emotional conflict in which a blocked impulse seeks expression in a disguised response or symptom. Behavioral psychologists regard them as learned, inappropriate responses to stress, which can be unlearned.

neurosis at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

88 Moby Thesaurus words for "neurosis":
abulia, accident neurosis, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis,
arteriosclerotic psychosis, association neurosis, battle fatigue,
blast neurosis, brain disease, certifiability, combat fatigue,
compensation neurosis, compulsion neurosis, conversion hysteria,
conversion neurosis, crack-up, dementia paralytica, dipsomania,
drug addiction, emotional disorder, emotional instability,
expectation neurosis, fixation neurosis, folie du doute,
frayed nerves, frazzled nerves, fright neurosis,
functional nervous disorder, functional psychosis,
general paralysis, general paresis, homosexual neurosis,
hypochondria, hypochondriasis, hysteria, insanity, jangled nerves,
maladjustment, manic-depressive psychosis, melancholia,
mental disorder, mental illness, metabolic psychosis,
moral insanity, nervous breakdown, nervous disorder,
nervous prostration, neurasthenia, neuroticism,
obsessional neurosis, occupational neurosis, organic psychosis,
paralytic dementia, paranoia, pathological drunkenness,
pathoneurosis, personality disorder, phobia, presenile dementia,
prison psychosis, problems in living, psychasthenia,
psychoneurosis, psychoneurotic disorder, psychopathia,
psychopathia martialis, psychopathia sexualis,
psychopathic condition, psychopathic personality, psychopathy,
psychosis, raw nerves, reaction, regression neurosis,
schizophrenia, senile dementia, senile psychosis, senility,
sexual pathology, shattered nerves, shell shock,
situational neurosis, situational psychosis, social maladjustment,
syphilitic paresis, toxic psychosis, twanging nerves,
war neurosis

neurosis at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Insanity): unsound mind, derangement, insanity, lunacy, madness, mania, unsoundness, psychosis, neurosis, cognitive disorder, rabies, furor, mental alienation, aberration, paranoia, schizophrenia, dementia, frenzy, raving, incoherence, wandering, delirium, delusion, hallucination.

neurosis at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 (medical) a mental illness in which a person suffers strong feelings of fear and worry
2 any strong worry or fear

Neurosis at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Neurosis \Neu*ro"sis\, n.; pl. Neuroses. [NL., fr. gr. ? nerve.]
A functional nervous affection or disease, that is, a disease
of the nerves without any appreciable change of nerve

neurosis at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any
known neurological or organic dysfunction [syn: {neuroticism},
[also: {neuroses} (pl)]

neurosis at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


Inter: confix » neuro|osis


* Inter: rhymes » əʊsɪs


Inter: en-noun » neuroses
  • Inter: patholog » y A mental disorder, less severe than psychosis, marked by anxiety or fear
    1. Usage note: This term is no longer used medically/professionally.

      Usage notes

      According to Wikipedia the term is no longer part of mainstream psychiatric terminology in the United States, though it continues to be employed in psychoanalytic theory and practice, and in various other theoretical disciplines.

      Derived terms

      * neurotic

  • neuroticism
  • psychoneurosis


    Inter: trans-top » mental disorder
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|neurosi|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|神經症|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|神经症|tr=shénjīngzhèng|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|neuróza|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|neurose|f, Inter: t- » nl|zenuwziekte|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|neŭrozo
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|neuroosi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|névrose|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Neurose|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|νεύρωση|f|tr=névrosi
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|neurózis
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|néaróis|f
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|nevrosi|f, Inter: t- » it|neurosi|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|神経症|tr=しんけいしょう, shinkeishō|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|ノイローゼ|tr=noirōze|sc=Jpan
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|невроз|m|tr=nevróz|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|neurosis|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m


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