hypochondriacal love

hypochondriacal

Definitions

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  • adj. Coming from the hypochondria; pertaining to or caused by depressive spirits.
  • adj. Suffering from hypochondria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Same as hypochondriac, 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as hypochondriac, 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. suffering from hypochondria

Etymologies

From hypochondriac +‎ -al. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Lord Byron jugé par les témoins de sa vie. English

  • 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.

    Leslie Goldman: The Baby Name Whisperer

  • He also had a very demanding, hypochondriacal mother with whom he grew quite close after the early death of his father.

    A Conversation with Martha Sandweiss about Passing Strange

  • 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.

    Puncturing Our Pretensions

  • 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.

    Rachel Ben-Avi: Dinner at Tara

  • 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.

    MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION

  • His description of his hypochondriacal collapse during a "mega book tour" through Europe and America is agonizing.

    Haunted And Confused

  • However, this fear was secondary to a paranoid system at the heart of which was the hypochondriacal delusion that he was "mentally ill".

    You don't have to always tell the truth or always lie about being mad to work here, but it helps

  • But when does an occasional tendency towards being hypochondriacal become a problem that needs attention?

    Dr. Jon LaPook: Diagnosing Hypochondria

  • As a physician, I do fear missing a serious illness in somebody who happens to be hypochondriacal.

    Dr. Jon LaPook: What Would Susie Say? Susie Essman's Enlarged Prostate

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