neu·ro·sis[noo-roh-sis, nyoo-] Show IPA
noun, plural neu·ro·ses [-seez] Show IPA. Psychiatry .
Also called psychoneurosis. a functional disorder inwhich feelings of anxiety, obsessional thoughts, compulsiveacts, and physical complaints without objective evidence ofdisease, in various degrees and patterns, dominate thepersonality.
a relatively mild personality disorder typified by excessiveanxiety or indecision and a degree of social or interpersonalmaladjustment.