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hypochondria

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Definition excessive worry about imaginary illnesses
  • Hypochondriacs don't just harm themselves; they clog the whole health-care system.
hypochondriacs = people who worry excessively about imaginary illnesses
  • Patients with hypochondria often are not aware that fear creates symptoms they think are caused by another disease.
  • hypochondria = excessive worry about imaginary illnesses
  • The Internet is a hypochondriac's best friend.
  • hypochondriac = someone who worries excessively about imaginary illnesses
  • He's an absolute hypochondriac!
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • hypochondriac = someone who always worries about imaginary illnesses
  • She seemed to have a one-track vocabulary, like Lou Ann's hypochondriac mother-in-law, though fortunately Turtle's ran to vegetables instead of diseases.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • hypochondriac = someone who always worries about imaginary illness
  • He accepted it unhesitatingly-the man was a slight hypochondriac.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • I replied that I was not a hypochondriac; so they called me Ignoramus and went their way.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • It can't explain how it feels, though on the other hand it can't lie, build up its symptoms, or indulge in the pleasures of hypochondria.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • I exclaimed, seized with hypochondriac foreboding.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • His grumpy silence of other days, his sardonic humour, gave place to hypochondriac complainings and outbursts of fierce temper.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • His way of dealing with his memories had seemed to be hypochondria.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • A well-versed hypochondriac could probably list every one.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • They tend to develop hypochondria in medical school and, once they get over it, if they do, tend to think they're invulnerable.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • With tendencies toward hypochondria?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • In Adam's book, a number under ten on the outpatient card identified a hypochondriac more accurately than any test Ghosh might do.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I hesitated, remembering a car we had had that was a hypochondriac.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • He was reputed to be a hypochondriac and a deeply paranoid, frustrated man.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • "Hypochondriac," she whispered to it.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • The woman must be a ghoul as well as a hypochondriac.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Not only that: Trey was inconsiderate, and selfish, and given to hypochondria.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread

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