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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as hypochondria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.), rare Hypochondriasis.

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  • noun medicine hypochondriasis


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  • "Tell them, then, madam, if you please, that I have gained such a conquest over what Mr. Walsingham calls my hypochondriacism, that I am determined, at whatever risk, to stay another year in Old England, and that I hope to be present at both their weddings."

    Tales and Novels — Volume 05 Maria Edgeworth 1808

  • a charge of "hypochondriacism" which he supposed to have been brought against him by his assailant, Mr. Gilchrist, the noble writer thus proceeds: --

    Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 5 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals George Gordon Byron Byron 1806

  • Second, there is a special form of worry called by the old authors hypochondriacism, which essentially is fear about one's own health.

    The Nervous Housewife Abraham Myerson 1914

  • By degrees the fits of her disorder became less frequent, the ministration of her tormentors less necessary, and in time the habits of hypochondriacism were so often interrupted, and such a new series of ideas was introduced into her mind, that she recovered perfect health, and preserved to the end of her life sincere gratitude for her adventurous physician. '

    Richard Lovell Edgeworth Ed 1896

  • Employed with great efficacy in Brazil against hypochondriacism.

    Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs 1863

  • Mrs. Lyddell's condition was still unsatisfactory, and she seemed to be settling into a confirmed state of ill health, and almost of hypochondriacism.

    The Two Guardians or, Home in This World Charlotte Mary Yonge 1862

  • I am beginning to hope that there is much hypochondriacism in his condition, and that this may pass away with his despondency.

    Love and Life An Old Story in Eighteenth Century Costume Charlotte Mary Yonge 1862

  • The grand grievance to which he perpetually returns is a charge of “hypochondriacism,” asserted or insinuated in the Quarterly.

    Life of Lord Byron Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852 1854

  • In reference to some complaints made by Mr. Bowles, in his Pamphlet, of a charge of “hypochondriacism” which he supposed to have been brought against him by his assailant, Mr. Gilchrist, the noble writer thus proceeds: ” “I cannot conceive a man in perfect health being much affected by such a charge, because his complexion and conduct must amply refute it.

    Life of Lord Byron With His Letters And Journals Byron, George G 1854

  • After which the pacha, who felt the loss of his evening's amusement, became first puzzled how to pass away his time; then he changed to hypochondriacism, and finally became so irritable, that even Mustapha himself, at times, approached him with some degree of awe.

    The Pacha of Many Tales Frederick Marryat 1820


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  • 'I fear he may have infected your lordship with hypochondriacism.'

    —Robert Bage, 1796, Hermsprong

    March 22, 2009