psychoneurotic

Definitions of psychoneurotic
  1. adjective
    affected with emotional disorder
    synonyms: neurotic
    aboulic, abulic
    suffering from abulia; showing abnormal inability to act or make decisions
    compulsive
    caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion
    delusional
    suffering from or characterized by delusions
    disturbed, maladjusted
    emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships
    hypochondriac, hypochondriacal
    suffering from hypochondria
    hysteric, hysterical
    characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria
    megalomaniacal, megalomanic
    suffering from megalomania
    monomaniacal
    obsessed with a single subject or idea
    nymphomaniac, nymphomaniacal
    (used of women) affected with excessive sexual desire
    obsessional, obsessive
    characterized by or constituting an obsession
    obsessive-compulsive
    characterized by obsessions and compulsions
    pathological
    caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition
    phobic
    suffering from irrational fears
    psychosomatic
    used of illness or symptoms resulting from neurosis
    schizoid
    marked by withdrawal and inability to form close relationships
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    Antonyms:
    unneurotic
    not neurotic
    together
    mentally and emotionally stable
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  2. noun
    a person suffering from neurosis
    synonyms: mental case, neurotic
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    claustrophobe
    a person suffering from claustrophobia
    hysteric
    a person suffering from hysteria
    obsessive
    a person who has obsessions
    obsessive-compulsive
    a person with obsessive-compulsive characteristics
    psychopath, sociopath
    someone with a sociopathic personality; a person with an antisocial personality disorder (`psychopath' was once widely used but has now been superseded by `sociopath')
    type of:
    diseased person, sick person, sufferer
    a person suffering from an illness
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