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Definition mildly mentally disturbed — usually worrying too much about something; or someone with such symptoms
  • She is mildly neurotic, but is working at developing greater emotional stability.
neurotic = mildly mentally disturbed — usually worrying too much about something
  • I felt like myself when I was with him, whereas I was always trying to hide my neuroses around Toby.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • neuroses = mild mental disorders
  • I am neurotic.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • neurotic = mildly mentally disturbed — usually worrying too much about something
  • What you are is an intelligent, sassy, sarcastic, cynical, neurotic, loyal, compassionate girl.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • Neurotic, really.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • "Sorry it's a little messy," I said, looking down at the pile of unfolded, clean clothes that always stayed on the floor at the foot of my bed and trying not to think about the last time I'd had a boy in my room and how he'd laughed at my neurotic clothes folding.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • Using the pool of latent energy, I built a common neurotic concept for Reich... the illusion that he alone in the world was real.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • It was typical Mommy neurotic behavior, and I didn't fully understand it till I learned how far she had truly come.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • The gaze of those marble eyes must have been the first stage in the treatment the neurotic got when he came out to the sanatorium.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • To hold tight is the wish of every neurotic character.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • In which case I perceive it as neurotic behaviour.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • It appears to be a way station between neurosis and psychosis: a fractured but not disassembled psyche.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • But many of Freud's patients experienced the conflict so acutely that they developed what Freud called neuroses.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • And I'm neurotic about it to this day.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • It's just his neurosis that oughta be curbed.
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • If the queen were smarter, she would probably be hopelessly neurotic.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • They have these neurotic conversations with themselves.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "I have no doubt that he is neurotic," Don said.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • As a neurotic Jew, at least on my mom's side, I'm supposed to know all that psychology stuff.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • You see the black side of everything—watch out, or you'll become a neurotic.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros

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