Meaning of NEUROSIS in English


Pronunciation: nu ̇ - ' r ō -s ə s, nyu ̇ -

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural -ro · ses \ - ˌ s ē z \

Etymology: New Latin

Date: circa 1784

: a mental and emotional disorder that affects only part of the personality, is accompanied by a less distorted perception of reality than in a psychosis, does not result in disturbance of the use of language, and is accompanied by various physical, physiological, and mental disturbances (as visceral symptoms, anxieties, or phobias)

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.