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Definition of "hypochondriacal" [hy•po•chon•dri•a•cal]

  • Coming from the hypochondria; pertaining to or caused by depressive spirits. (adjective)
  • Suffering from hypochondria. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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