neuroses
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(pronounced nu-ROH-seez)

The plural of the word “neurosis.” Why did we choose to list the plural form instead of the singular” Because it’s not often that a person is only attributed one neurosis – they tend to come bundled. If you detected similarity to the words “neuron” and “nerve,” then it will help you to remember that a neurosis is a disorder affecting a segment of one’s personality in a mental and emotional way, interfering with one’s perception of reality. The individual can function, but anxieties, phobias, and other mental (and sometimes even physiological) disturbances, may appear, causing trouble.

Example: Although Steven had risen through the architectural firm’s ranks from intern to Vice President, his neuroses had grown over the years with his advancement, highly affecting his performance and causing executive management to be wary of his future with the company.