adjective or noun see psychasthenia

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  • psychasthenic — adj. of psychasthenia, of a neurotic condition characterized by irrational phobias and severe anxiety …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • psychasthenia — psychasthenic /suy keuhs then ik/, adj. /suy keuhs thee nee euh/, n. Psychiatry. (no longer in technical use) a neurosis marked by fear, anxiety, phobias, etc. [1905 10; < NL; see PSYCH , ASTHENIA] * * * …   Universalium

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  • psychasthenia — (|)sīk+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from psych + asthenia : a state of characterological weakness such that one feels unable to resolve doubts or uncertainties or to resist phobias, obsessions, or compulsions even though aware of their irrational… …   Useful english dictionary

  • psychasthenia — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1900 a neurotic state characterized especially by phobias, obsessions, or compulsions that one knows are irrational • psychasthenic adjective or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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