psych·as·the·nia .sī-kəs-'thē-nē-ə n a neurotic state characterized esp. by phobias, obsessions, or compulsions that one knows are irrational
psych·as·then·ic -'then-ik adj

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  • psychasthenia — [sī΄kas thē′nē ə, sī′kasthēn′yə] n. [ModL: see PSYCHO & ASTHENIA] former term for a group of neuroses characterized by phobias, obsessions, undue anxiety, etc. psychasthenic [sī΄kasthen′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

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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

  • 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

  • psychasthenia — n. neurosis characterized by irrational phobias and severe anxiety …   English contemporary dictionary

  • psychasthenia — psych·asthenia …   English syllables

  • psychasthenia — /saɪkəsˈθiniə/ (say suykuhs theeneeuh), / θəˈniə/ (say thuh neeuh) noun 1. Psychiatry a neurosis marked by fear, anxiety, phobias, etc. 2. Pathology mental weakness or exhaustion. {New Latin. See psych , asthenia} –psychasthenic /saɪkəsˈθɛnɪk/ ( …   Australian-English dictionary

  • psychasthenia —   n. acute apathetic neurasthenic condition.    ♦ psychasthenic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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