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Definition of neurosis
noun (plural neuroses /-siːz/)Medicine
- a relatively mild mental illness that is not caused by organic disease, involving symptoms of stress (depression, anxiety, obsessive behaviour, hypochondria) but not a radical loss of touch with reality. Compare with psychosis: Freud’s two-stage account of neurosis [count noun]:psychoses, neuroses, and personality disorders
Make the plural by changing the -is ending to -es: (neuroses).