hypochondriac


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hypochondriac

[¦hī·pə¦kän·drē‚ak]
(psychology)
A person affected with hypochondriasis.
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It's a delightfully goofy show with an improbable blend of cowboys, Indians, hypochondriacs, car chases, broken hearts and - naturally - true love.
Obviously The Hypochondriac satirises both doctors and the clientele which supported them.
With Patience Stanhope, a wealthy hypochondriac of the first order who requires daily handholding and weekly house calls only to ignore all of his advice, Bowman earns his salary.
Norman Chad, a nationally syndicated sports columnist, sporadic TV critic and current king of ESPN's poker shows, says all the fears expressed regularly by his former Washington Post colleague ``may be imagined, but they're real to him, and I have trouble deciphering them as you would with any hypochondriac.
My sister bought me a health bible for Christmas - perhaps not the best idea for a self-confessed hypochondriac.
Beddoes notes the hypochondriac is tormented by every ailment from "distressingly tense" indigestion, to "cholic," to "overpowering fits of anxiety and breathlessness" and "a painful cramped" heart (8:79).
Against a hypochondriac who insists on wearing a surgical mask at all times, facts and logic are useless, because it's the hypochondriac who has facts and logic on his side: The world really is crawling with killer germs and unimaginable pathogens.
A frail hypochondriac with little self-confidence, Kennan was a pointy-headed intellectual and an icon to the left.
Alex the lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the hypochondriac giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the hippopotamus (Jada Pinkett Smith) live in captivity in New York's plush Central Park Zoo.
Tom Edison (Paul Bettany), a local would-be writer concerned with the moral state of his community, persuades the inhabitants of Dogville to let her stay, initially for a two-week trial period, in exchange for helping various townspeople (the blind man in denial, the hypochondriac former doctor, the simpleminded truck driver) with their daily chores.
In the first section, "To Florence," Sobel explores the backgrounds of Galileo and his family, his children with his Venetian mistress, Marina Gamba: Virginia--Sister Maria Celeste, sent to the convent in Arcetri, outside Florence, at an early age -- was born out of wedlock and not considered marriageable; Livia, a depressive hypochondriac who becomes Sister Arcangela in the same convent as her sister, but does not write letters and is seldom heard from; and Vincenzio, who, as the only male progeny, is formally legitimized and allowed to attend university, marry and prosper.
You begin sounding like a hypochondriac, self-diagnosing aches and pains as fatal diseases.