Verboticism: Whynochondriac

Whynochondriac

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Definition: v. To have a medical condition or illness and yet continually deny it, even after your doctor has diagnosed it. n. A person who steadfastly refuses to accept a medical diagnosis or to follow the prescribed treatment.

Pronunciation: wy-no-kon-dre-ack

Sentence: Martin's propensity to downplay his illnesses really makes him quite the whynochondriac; just today when asked if he came down with poison ivy after falling asleep in the patch of it, he responded, "why, no!" although his eyes swollen shut and the rash on his body suggests otherwise.

Etymology: why no + hypochondriac

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