Neurotic and Uptight


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Neurotic adjective – Characteristic of or affected by neurosis.
Uptight and neurotic are semantically related. in mentally maladjusted topic. In some cases you can use "Uptight" instead an adjective "Neurotic".
Nearby Word: neurosis
Synonyms for Neurotic


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Uptight adjective – Feeling or showing uncomfortable feelings of uncertainty.
Neurotic and uptight are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Neurotic" instead an adjective "Uptight".
Synonyms for Uptight

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  • Monk's mother was very uptight and neurotic, which is probably part of why he is.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander / Western Animation Gregory from Over the Garden Wall is a total Cloud-Cuckoolander, in stark contrast to his uptight and neurotic half-brother Wirt.
  • Comic Strip / Dykes to Watch Out For Characterization Marches On: Mo has always been neurotic and uptight but in the early days would occasionally sing to herself, something it is extremely difficult to picture Mo of today doing.
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