neurotic etymology

English word neurotic comes from English neurosis

Detailed word origin of neurotic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
neurosis English (eng) (pathology) A mental disorder, less severe than psychosis, marked by anxiety or fear.
neurotic English (eng) (informal) Overly anxious.. (medicine) Useful in disorders of, or affecting, the nerves.. Affected with a neurosis. A person who has a neurosis.

Words with the same origin as neurotic

Descendants of neurosis
angioneurotic edema neurotically neuroticism psychoneurotic