Definition of hypochondriac in English:

hypochondriac

Line breaks: hypo|chon¦driac
Pronunciation: /hʌɪpə(ʊ)ˈkɒndrɪak
 
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noun

A person who is abnormally anxious about their health.
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  • It has been the hot tech topic for hypochondriacs and health buffs for years.
  • Her patients range from the terminally ill to manipulative hypochondriacs, from veiled Bangladeshi women to convicted felons.
  • It's nearly impossible to ignore such complaints, because now and then, even hypochondriacs get sick.
Synonyms
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archaic melancholico
valetudinarian, valetudinary, malingering, neurotic, health-obsessed, obsessed with one's health, preoccupied with ill health, anxious about one's health

adjective

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another term for hypochondriacal.
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  • Also heavily featured is a hypochondriac police psychologist who provides Mr Paz's love interest.
  • This point can be used in the treatment of disorders of zang organs, such as spleenomegaly, hepatomegaly, hypochondriac pain or jaundice.
  • It eliminates hypochondriac pain and relieves stagnated anger.

Origin

late 16th century: coined in French from Greek hupokhondriakos, from hupokhondria (see hypochondria).

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