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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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Described by her nephew as "a national school-teacher and a very proper woman" (1), Kate is almost neurotically obsessed with appearances.
As against those who claim Americans want to be victims, Gaitskill argues that "this apparent desire to be a victim cloaks an opposing dread--I believe," she tells us, "that Americans are in fact profoundly, neurotically terrified of being victims, ever, in any way.
The pedestrian attention to neurotically drilling out every hole in the pattern of lace is to be found in many of Dieussart's other busts, made after he abandoned England for the Continent.
She is neurotically fixated with Calum Best, throwing herself at everything in shorts - including Rebecca Loos - and generally making a spectacle of herself.
17) But because these were dissents in both courts of appeals, both Padilla and Hamdi came before the high court with stark stakes indeed: One court had held that the appropriate process was no process at all, while the other had held that--at least absent a neurotically specific act of Congress--nothing short of full criminal process could satisfy the Constitution.
According to his own confessions, his Vienna experience around 1910 shaped his lifelong philosophy, which mainly consisted of neurotically fixed ideas (idees fixes/fixe Ideen), rigid and inflexible concepts which he never discarded, such as Germans requiring a living space in the East in order to rule as master race over the enslaved Slavs, whereas the Jews and "Judeo-Bolshevism" had to be annihilated.
Hawthorn points out that "when the commanding officer sets his trap, he is neurotically in the grip of his suspicions, rather than concerned to exercise justice or committed to sincerity and frankness.
Prior to children I was a neurotically punctual person but now I am late for everything.
A priest with average intelligence coupled with a mature emotional life is a far greater asset to the Church than one with superior intelligence and a retarded or neurotically disturbed emotional life.
FAMOUS FRESHMAN Caitlin is a normal ninth-grader in public high school, even though she's playing a neurotically cool and popular teen in Fox's TV comedy Cracking Up, debuting in January from the producers who made the American Pie movies.
Some functions of the ego are our attempt to grasp and define ourselves, to neurotically defend ourselves against existential anxiety.
For Jung, the passage towards becoming whole and individuated--an independent selfhood capable of work, love, play, awe, etcetera, but not neurotically dependent on any one aspect of the world--could be understood as the integration of various psychic personae similar to the characters found in mythologies, for example, the anima, the animus (female and male poles), the shadow, the earth mother and so on.