neurosis Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “neurosis” in the English Dictionary

"neurosis" in British English

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neurosisnoun [C or U]

uk   /njʊəˈrəʊ.sɪs/  us   /nʊrˈoʊ-/ (plural neuroses )
a ​mentalillnessresulting in high ​levels of anxiety, ​unreasonablefears and ​behaviour and, often, a need to ​repeatactions for no ​reason: If you ​want my ​opinion, I ​think she's ​suffering from some ​form of neurosis. She's ​obsessivelyclean - it's ​almostbecome a neurosis with her.
(Definition of neurosis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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neurosisnoun [C]

 us   /nʊˈroʊ·sɪs/ (plural neuroses  /nʊˈroʊˌsiz/ )
a ​mentalcondition resulting in ​unreasonableanxiety and ​unusualbehavior
(Definition of neurosis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “neurosis”
in Arabic اضطِراب عَصبي…
in Korean 노이로제…
in Portuguese neurose…
in Catalan neurosi…
in Japanese ノイローゼ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 神经官能症,神经症…
in Turkish nevroz, bir tür sinir hastalığı…
in Russian невроз…
in Chinese (Traditional) 神經官能症,神經症…
in Italian nevrosi…
in Polish nerwica, neuroza…
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