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neurotic

1. of, relating to, or afflicted by neurosis
2. a person who is afflicted with a neurosis or who tends to be emotionally unstable or unusually anxious
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Butler's Lauren is, to her fellows in her soon-to-be-destroyed, walled community, a Cassandra to whom no one listens; still, she is no prophet, and her sense of what is coming is neither neurotically fearful nor a programmatic pessimism.
I'm always kicking myself at little bits and pieces which could have gone better or I should have delivered in a different way, but I have a tendency to think if something has gone well I tend to pull a grumpy face anyway and neurotically assess how I've done.
and neurotically as the dog perhaps never as lovingly as the dog who
So too does hangdog Whishaw, his arms awkwardly clamped to his thin frame, his hands neurotically scrabbling in his dowdy jacket pockets.
Such opposition is often based on deep feelings and may be associated with more-than ordinary suffering, whether neurotically self-induced or inflicted by an indifferent or hostile society.
However the most unconvincing aspect of Castellitto's film is the casting: Hirsh's Diego is so relentlessly childish and neurotically happy throughout the film that his character comes out as a one-dimensional stereotype of the typical "crazy photographer.
The neurotically busy contrapuntal lines of the guitar and bass in 'Candyman' give the song an unrelenting urgency and disturbing, nervousness.
They use the terminology "fear of life" and "fear of death" to explain the intricacies of society and how emotional conflicts are resolved either creatively or neurotically.
To which the answer, of course, in the face of such neurotically overdetermined desperation for reassurance, has to be--no.
When one is neurotically domineering or submissive, one enacts and perpetuates oppressive human relations.
Determined to prove that last year was no fluke he is neurotically attentive to detail.
Spanking was exactly what Sabina neurotically craved.