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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and ailments.

Usage examples (40)
  • I’m lucky in that hypochondria is the one thing I don’t suffer from.
  • When you're a doctor it's not called hypochondria -- it's called experience.
  • 'I guess the hypochondria was her only means of getting attention from my father.
  • Another problem, O'Neill says, is that health anxiety - which used to be called hypochondria - is not taken seriously. for more
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