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neuroticism

[noo-rot-uh-siz-uh m, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm, nyʊ-/
noun
1.
the state of having traits or symptoms characteristic of neurosis.
Origin of neuroticism
1895-1900
1895-1900; neurotic1 + -ism
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Examples from the web for neuroticism
  • Wilson found that the risk of death doubled in those with a neuroticism score in the top 10 percent.

  • In men, but not women, neuroticism was positively correlated and masculinity negatively correlated with crying.

British Dictionary definitions for neuroticism

neuroticism

/njʊˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
a personality trait characterized by instability, anxiety, aggression, etc
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Word Origin and History for neuroticism
n.

1894, from neurotic + -ism.

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