hypochondriac

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"And you set me down as a hypochondriac, then," said Upton, smiling.

He was as awkward, as hypochondriac, as literal, as strict as ever.

The pill eater is a hypochondriac and very likely his doctor knows it.

“You always were a bit of a hypochondriac,” observed his friend.

Now he is joyous to the point of folly, anon gloomy as a hypochondriac.

Chateaubriand was a hypochondriac, Musset a lunatic, Victor Hugo a maniac.

Mr. H. was an invalid; he was the worst kind of an invalid—a hypochondriac.

The pill eater is a hypochondriac, and very likely his doctor knows it.

I replied that I was not a hypochondriac; so they called me Ignoramus and went their way.

The term "imaginary" is too loosely applied to the sensations of the hypochondriac.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "pertaining to the hypochondria," also "afflicted with melancholy," from French hypocondriaque (16c.), from Medieval Latin hypochondriacus, from Greek hypokhondriakos "pertaining to the upper abdomen," from hypokhondria (see hypochondria). The noun is from 1630s, "melancholy person;" in the modern sense from 1888.

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