The adjective form of the word Neurotic is commonly used for someone who shows signs of mental disturbance but not exactly mean complete psychosis. It can also be used for someone with neurotic behaviors like someone who has a particularly bad case of nerves. Or for that matter someone who is stressed out is called neurotic. Neurotic comes from neuro-, from a Greek word for “nerve.”
Meanings of Neurotic:
1. (Adj) of, relating to, or afflicted by neurosis
2. (Noun) a person who is afflicted with a neurosis or who tends to be emotionally unstable or unusually anxious
Master’s Tip to Learn Neurotic:
If someone is too much anxious about something that they start biting their nails and pull out hair, they can be called as neurotic. It is when we are not in complete state of mind and rather behave in an abnormal way.
Almost all of us have been to a temple where some kind of puja is going on. Some awkward (neurotic) person stands up and starts dancing like anything.
Sentence Examples for Neurotic:
1. She becomes neurotic, talks to strangers on the bus.
2. It was no good instructing the girl if she was going to talk about God in that neurotic modern way.
3. She was forty-three years old, not at all neurotic, rather stout.
4. Neurotic fear of the loss of power and influence