hypochondriac vs hypochondriacal what difference

what is difference between hypochondriac and hypochondriacal

English

Alternative forms

  • hypochondriack (obsolete)

Etymology

From French hypocondriaque, from Ancient Greek ὑποχονδριακός (hupokhondriakós, of the region between the ribs and navel), from ὑποχόνδριος (hupokhóndrios, the space between the ribs and the navel), from ὑπό (hupó, below) + χόνδρος (khóndros, cartilage)

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌhaɪpəʊˈkɒndɹiæk/, /ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndɹiæk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌhaɪpoʊˈkɑːndɹiæk/, /ˌhaɪpəˈkɑːndɹiæk/

Adjective

hypochondriac (comparative more hypochondriac, superlative most hypochondriac)

  1. Related to, or affected by hypochondria
  2. Related to, or located in the hypochondrium.

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Noun

hypochondriac (plural hypochondriacs)

  1. A person affected with hypochondria.

Synonyms

  • valetudinarian

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English

Etymology

From hypochondriac +‎ -al.

Adjective

hypochondriacal (comparative more hypochondriacal, superlative most hypochondriacal)

  1. (obsolete) Coming from the hypochondria; pertaining to or caused by depressive spirits.
    • , I.iii.2.2:
      Fracastorius, Fallopius, and others, being to give their sentence of a party labouring of hypochondriacal melancholy, could not find out by the symptoms which part was most especially affected […].
  2. Suffering from hypochondria.

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