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neurosis

noun [C or U] uk   /njʊəˈrəʊ.sɪs/  us   /nʊrˈoʊ-/ (plural neuroses )
a mental illness resulting in high levels of anxiety, unreasonable fears and behaviour and, often, a need to repeat actions for no reason: If you want my opinion, I think she's suffering from some form of neurosis. She's obsessively clean - it's almost become a neurosis with her.
Translations of “neurosis”
in Korean 노이로제…
in Arabic اضطِراب عَصبي…
in Portuguese neurose…
in Catalan neurosi…
in Japanese ノイローゼ…
in Italian nevrosi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 神經官能症,神經症…
in Russian невроз…
in Turkish nevroz, bir tür sinir hastalığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 神经官能症,神经症…
in Polish nerwica, neuroza…
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