Meaning of “neurotic” in the English Dictionary

"neurotic" in British English

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neuroticadjective

uk /njʊəˈrɒt.ɪk/ us /nʊˈrɑː.t̬ɪk/

behaving strangely or in an anxious (= worried and nervous) way, often because you have a mental illness:

She's neurotic about her weight - she weighs herself three times a day.
neurotically
adverb uk /njʊəˈrɒt.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /nʊˈrɑː.t̬ɪ.kəl.i/

neuroticnoun [ C ]

uk /njʊəˈrɒt.ɪk/ us /nʊˈrɑː.t̬ɪk/

someone who behaves strangely, often because they have a mental illness

(Definition of “neurotic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"neurotic" in American English

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neuroticadjective

us /nʊˈrɑt̬·ɪk/

related to or having unreasonable anxiety or unusual behavior:

a deep-seated neurotic fear of flying

neuroticnoun [ C ]

us /nʊˈrɑt̬·ɪk/

a neurotic person

(Definition of “neurotic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)