hypochondriac

  • 1 Hypochondriac — Hy po*chon dri*ac, a. [Gr. ? affocated in the hypochondrium: cf. F. hypocondriaque, formerly spelt hypochondriaque.] 1. Of or pertaining to hypochondria, or the hypochondriac regions. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected, characterized, or produced, by… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Hypochondriac — Hy po*chon dri*ac, n. A person affected with hypochondria. [1913 Webster] He had become an incurable hypochondriac. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 hypochondriac — [adj] neurotic health obsessed, hypochondriacal, hypochondric, imagining, preoccupied with health, valetudinarian; concept 403 hypochondriac [n] neurotic hypochrondriast, valetudinarian; concept 316 …

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  • 4 hypochondriac — (adj.) 1590s, pertaining to the hypochondria, also afflicted with melancholy, from Fr. hypocondriaque (16c.), from M.L. hypochondriacus, from Gk. hypokhondriakos pertaining to the upper abdomen, from hypokhondria (see HYPOCHONDRIA (Cf.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 hypochondriac — *melancholic, melancholy, atrabilious …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 hypochondriac — ► NOUN ▪ a person who is abnormally anxious about their health. ► ADJECTIVE (also hypochondriacal) ▪ related to or affected by hypochondria …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 hypochondriac — [hī΄pə kän′drē ak΄] adj. [Fr hypocondriaque < Gr hypochondriacus] 1. designating or of the region of the hypochondrium 2. of or having hypochondria n. a person who has hypochondria hypochondriacal [hī΄pəkän drī′ə kəl; kī΄pəkəndrī′ə kə l] adj.… …

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  • 8 Hypochondriac — A person who has hypochondriasis, a disorder characterized by a preoccupation with body functions and the interpretation of normal body sensations (such as sweating) or minor abnormalities (such as minor aches and pains) as portending problems of …

    Medical dictionary

  • 9 hypochondriac — UK [ˌhaɪpəʊˈkɒndrɪæk] / US [ˌhaɪpoʊˈkɑndrɪˌæk] noun [countable] Word forms hypochondriac : singular hypochondriac plural hypochondriacs a person who worries a lot about their health and thinks that they are ill when they are not …

    English dictionary

  • 10 hypochondriac — hy|po|chon|dri|ac [ˌhaıpəˈkɔndriæk US ˈka:n ] n someone who always worries about their health and thinks they may be ill, even when they are really not ill >hypochondriac adj …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 hypochondriac — [[t]ha͟ɪpəkɒ̱ndriæk[/t]] hypochondriacs N COUNT A hypochondriac is a person who continually worries about their health, although there is nothing physically wrong with them …

    English dictionary

  • 12 hypochondriac — noun (C) someone who always worries about their health, even when they are not ill hypochondriac adjective …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 hypochondriac — /haɪpəˈkɒndriæk/ (say huypuh kondreeak) adjective Also, hypochondriacal /haɪpəkɒnˈdraɪəkəl/ (say huypuhkon druyuhkuhl). 1. relating to or suffering from hypochondria or morbid depression. 2. of or relating to the hypochondria (def. 2): the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 hypochondriac — I. adjective Etymology: French hypochondriaque, from Greek hypochondriakos, from hypochondria Date: 1599 1. hypochondriacal 2. of, relating to, or being the two regions of the abdomen lying on either side of the epigastric region and above the… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 hypochondriac — hypochondriacally, adv. /huy peuh kon dree ak /, adj. 1. Also, hypochondriacal /huy poh keuhn druy euh keuhl/. Psychiatry. a. pertaining to or suffering from hypochondria. b. produced by hypochondria. 2. Anat., Zool. of or pertaining to the… …

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  • 16 hypochondriac — 1. adjective /ˌhaɪpəʊˈkɒndriæk,ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndriæk,ˌhaɪpoʊˈkɑːndriæk,ˌhaɪpəˈkɑːndriæk/ a) Related to, or affected by hypochondria b) Related to, or located in the hypochondrium. 2. noun /ˌhaɪpəʊˈkɒndriæk,ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndriæk,ˌhaɪpoʊˈkɑːndriæk,ˌhaɪpəˈkɑːndr… …

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  • 17 hypochondriac — Synonyms and related words: alcoholic, alternating personality, antisocial personality, bowed down, cast down, dashed, dejected, depressed, despairing, despondent, desponding, discouraged, disheartened, disordered, disordered personality,… …

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  • 18 hypochondriac — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. malingerer, melancholic, masochist, hypochondriast, mope, dispirited person, self tormenter; see also impostor , neurotic …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 hypochondriac — hy|po|chon|dri|ac [ ,haıpou kandri,æk ] noun count a person who worries a lot about their health and thinks they are sick when they are not …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 hypochondriac — hy·po chon·dri·ac || ‚haɪpÉ™kÉ‘ndrɪæk / kÉ’n n. one who is obsessively concerned about his health and is constantly worried that he has contracted some illness (Psychiatry) adj. of or pertaining to hypochondria; caused by hypochondria;… …

    English contemporary dictionary