- pathological attraction to dead bodies.
- pathological fascination with death.
- an abnormal fear of death or corpses
- A word or phrase which has recently been coined; a new word or phrase.
- (uncountable) The act or instance of coining, or uttering a new word.
- The newly coined, meaningless words or phrases of someone with a Psychosis, usually Schizophrenia.
noun (plural nervous breakdowns)
- an attack of depression or anxiety so severe that it prevents a person from continuing to function normally
- 1887, George Gissing, Thyrza
- :There was organic disease, and there was what is vaguely called ; it was too clear that Mr. Newthorpe must count upon very moderate activity either of mind or body henceforth.
- 1915, P. G. Wodehouse, Something New
- :...will you kindly think up at your earliest convenience some plan for politely ejecting this Mr Chalmers of yours from our humble home?--because if you don't, I'm going to have a .
- An ill-defined medical condition characterized by lassitude, fatigue, headache, and irritability, associated chiefly with emotional disturbance.
- (pharmacology) An antipsychotic drug.
- (pharmacology) Having antipsychotic properties.
- (pathology) A mental disorder, less severe than psychosis, marked by anxiety or fear
- Usage note: This term is no longer used medically/professionally.
- A neurotic person
- (obsolete?) Affected with a neurosis
- (informal) Over anxious
- He is getting about time-keeping