1. neurosis

noun. ['nʊˈroʊsəs'] a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction.


  • neuroticism
  • anxiety neurosis
  • mental disorder
  • hysterical neurosis
  • hysteria
  • psychological disorder
  • mental disturbance
  • psychoneurosis
  • disturbance


  • order
  • inactivity


  • -osis (English)
  • neuro- (English)
  • νευρο- (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Neurosis

  • arteriosclerosis
  • tuberculosis
  • misdiagnosis
  • asbestosis
  • thrombosis
  • symbiosis
  • prognosis
  • diagnosis
  • apotheosis
  • sclerosis
  • nephrosis
  • necrosis
  • hypnosis
  • heterosis
  • fibrosis
  • acidosis
  • psychosis
  • meiosis
  • cirrhosis

Sentences with neurosis

1. Noun, singular or mass
Many mental factors will also disqualify an applicant, including anxiety, neurosis and psychosis.

Quotes about neurosis

1. The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis, and we'd have a mighty dull literature if all the writers that came along were a bunch of happy chuckleheads.
- William Styron

2. If there is no laughter, Jesus has gone somewhere else. If there is no joy and freedom, it is not a church: it is simply a crowd of melancholy people basking in a religious neurosis. If there is no celebration, there is no real worship.
- Steve Brown, Approaching God: Accepting the Invitation to Stand in the Presence of God