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neurotic

adjective uk   /njʊəˈrɒt.ɪk/ us    /nʊrˈɑː.t̬ɪk/
behaving strangely or in an anxious (= worried and nervous) way, often because you have a mental illness: neurotic behaviour/tendencies She's neurotic about her weight - she weighs herself three times a day.Mental and psychiatric disorders
neurotically
adverb uk   /njʊəˈrɒt.ɪ.kəl.i/ us    /nʊrˈɑː.t̬ɪ-/
Mental and psychiatric disorders

neurotic

noun [C] uk   /njʊəˈrɒt.ɪk/ us    /nʊrˈɑː.t̬ɪk/
someone who behaves strangely, often because they have a mental illnessMental and psychiatric disorders
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