Synonyms for Neurotic:


excitable (adjective)
fearful (adjective)
insane (adjective)
batty, delirious, blithering, feverish, lunatic, nutty, crazy, Crack-brained, babbling, psycho, insane, brain-sick, maniacal, mad, frenzied, irrational, unbalanced, hysterical, schizoid, kooky, psychotic, berserk, demented, deranged.
lunatic (adjective)
crackpot, psychotic, crazy, nutty, mad, kooky, Fiendish, lunatic.
mentally maladjusted (adjective)
compulsive, obsessive, disturbed, nervous, erratic, psychoneurotic, upset, unstable, anxious, aberrant, hysteric.


anxious, on edge, frightened, worried, uneasy, nervous, alarmed, tense. asthmatic, anorexic, bed-blocker, consumptive, depressive, agoraphobe, the critical list, case, amnesiac, diabetic. disoriented (noun)
erratic, mentally ill, sick, troubled, aberrant, unstable, upset.
lunatic (noun)
fiend, kook, madman, maniac, crank, nut, psychopath.
mentally ill (noun)
certifiable, bipolar, diminished responsibility, depressed, confused.
neurotic (noun)
abulic, hypochondriac, delusional, hysterical, nymphomaniac, obsessive, disturbed, psychosomatic, aboulic, obsessive-compulsive, megalomanic, schizoid, obsessional, nymphomaniacal, maladjusted, mental case, psychoneurotic, megalomaniacal, phobic, monomaniacal, pathological, compulsive, hypochondriacal, hysteric.

Other synonyms:

troubled. Other relevant words:
certifiable, anxious, anorexic, aberrant, amnesiac, megalomanic, hypochondriac, uneasy, unstable, abulic, erratic, compulsive, troubled, agoraphobe, diabetic, psychosomatic, disturbed, hypochondriacal, monomaniacal, megalomaniacal, bed-blocker, delusional, psychoneurotic, case, obsessive, nervous, hysteric, confused, frightened, maladjusted, depressed, upset, phobic, asthmatic, nymphomaniac, depressive, sick, mental case, obsessional, alarmed, consumptive, obsessive-compulsive, pathological, worried, tense, nymphomaniacal, aboulic, mentally ill, bipolar.

Usage examples for neurotic

  1. A neurotic man, his tissues trembling, his sensibilities aflame, the offspring of a nation doomed to pain and partition, it was quite natural for him to go to France- Poland had ever been her historical client- the France that overheated all Europe. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  2. Shakespeare had many of the weaknesses of the neurotic and artistic temperament, but he had assuredly the noblest virtues of it: he was true to his friends, and more than generous to their merits. – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  3. Sir James was liable to the irritable changes of mood that would nowadays be called neurotic or highly strung, but was in his young days merely put down as bad temper. – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson