- From hypochondriac + -al. (Wiktionary)
“Lord Byron himself, when informed that such a one complained of being called hypochondriacal, replied somewhat to the following effect: "I can not conceive how a man in perfect good health can feel wounded by being told that he is hypochondriacal, since his face and his conduct refute the accusation.”
“Place your vote below, keeping in mind we want a creative, outspoken little feminist who lacks her mom's hypochondriacal tendencies, can spell well and knows how to dunk a basketball, should the occasion arise.”
“He also had a very demanding, hypochondriacal mother with whom he grew quite close after the early death of his father.”
“Many were confected in the salon of one Madame de Sablé, a hypochondriacal marquise with intellectual tastes, whose guests—Blaise Pascal among them—would propose observations on human behavior that others questioned, criticized and honed until they met with general approval.”
“But then, I appeared to be -- compared to those around me at my table, or for that matter everyone else in the room according to what I witnessed in a furtive survey of the other guests -- slightly hypochondriacal about the idea of ingesting industrial strength soap and what looks, on TV anyway, like thick black tar.”
“It includes all the morbidly anxious states not represented in other forms of insanity, and is characterized by uniform despondency with fear, various delusions of self-accusation, of persecution, and of a hypochondriacal nature…leading in the greater number of cases, after a prolonged course, to moderate mental deterioration emphasis in original.”
“His description of his hypochondriacal collapse during a "mega book tour" through Europe and America is agonizing.”
“However, this fear was secondary to a paranoid system at the heart of which was the hypochondriacal delusion that he was "mentally ill".”
“But when does an occasional tendency towards being hypochondriacal become a problem that needs attention?”
“As a physician, I do fear missing a serious illness in somebody who happens to be hypochondriacal.”
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