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NEUROSIS (neuroses)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does neurosis mean? 

NEUROSIS (noun)
  The noun NEUROSIS has 1 sense:

1. a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction

  Familiarity information: NEUROSIS used as a noun is very rare.


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NEUROSIS (noun)


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Meaning:

A mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

neurosis; neuroticism; psychoneurosis

Hypernyms ("neurosis" is a kind of...):

disturbance; folie; mental disorder; mental disturbance; psychological disorder ((psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "neurosis"):

hysteria; hysterical neurosis (neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions)

anxiety neurosis (characterized by diffuse anxiety and often somatic manifestations of fear)


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