hypochondriac hypochondriac  /ˌhaɪ pə ˈkɑndri æk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments
  2. (adj) suffering from hypochondria

Usage(s):

  1. This says nothing about the dysfunctions of Marion who appears to be what used to be rather quaintly called a nymphomaniac and Jack, who is a whining hypochondriac.
  2. They might become hypochondriac, phobic, or suffer from panic attacks or post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.
  3. It is clear from our studies that if the older hypochondriac's environment changes for the better, he will too.

News

  • Could you have MS? 16 multiple sclerosis symptoms

    MS is tricky. Because so many other conditions can also cause similar symptoms, a hypochondriac could easily think they have it when they don't. On the other side, it can take years or even decades for people with MS to be diagnosed. Here, the symptoms. 
    on July 16, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  1. As if those weren't enough personal issues for one founding father, Giamatti adds that Adams was "neurotic and he was depressive. And he was a hypochondriac. He would have complete collapses, and it was never entirely clear what was wrong with him."
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: Paul Giamatti Source: 680 News

  2. "Just three years to the doctor, that's amazing," Mandel said. "I'ma hypochondriac, I go every three weeks."
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: Howie Mandel Source: Winnipeg Sun

  3. Of his own bypass, Letterman said, "It was the most exciting thing in my life ever. I'ma hypochondriac and if you're a hypochondriac, this is right up your alley."
    on Apr 26, 2007 By: David Letterman Source: E! Online

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