Meaning of neurosis

neu•ro•sis

Pronunciation: (noo-rō'sis, nyoo-), [key]
— pl. -ses
  1. Also calleda functional disorder in which feelings of anxiety, obsessional thoughts, compulsive acts, and physical complaints without objective evidence of disease, in various degrees and patterns, dominate the personality.
  2. a relatively mild personality disorder typified by excessive anxiety or indecision and a degree of social or interpersonal maladjustment.
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