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neu·rot·ic

neurotic

 
 
pronunciation:
n ra tihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition: suffering from needless fears and worries.
To a neurotic person, small worries can seem enormous.
similar words:
anxious, irrational, mental
derivations: neurotically (adv.), neuroticism (n.)
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The word neurotic contains the following parts:
neur, neuro Greek root that means nerve
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-otic Greek adjective-forming suffix that means having or related to (a condition or state)
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The suffix -otic attaches to Greek roots to form adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in "-osis."
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