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'I wish this dress didn't make me look so fat...'

DEFINITION: v. To seek compliments and/or support by insulting oneself or by complaining about the difficulty of one's life. n. A person who uses self-deprecation as flattery bait.

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Complimentfisher

Created by: 532641

Pronunciation: com-pli-ment-fish-errr

Sentence: betty says bad things about herself all the time, she's such a complimentfisher.

Etymology: made up may 10th in the 2010's for mr. g's etymology class.

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Lauren

Created by: 531217

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Goadline

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: G oh d lie n

Sentence: Trixie was good at the goadline, to prod her husband to praise her. Example one: Trixie says "Does this dress make me look fat?" Her husband thinks, but does not say 'yes.' To avoid an unpleasant situation and an argument, he says "Of course not! It shows you have curves in all the right places. You have a great figure." Example 2: Do you like my new ash blond hair color?" The husband, who has turned as ugly a shade of gray, as the new color on her hair, is again provoked to lie to keep life pleasant, and says "Silver is such a pretty color." Her husband often hummed 'Then peace will guide the planets And love will steer the stars."

Etymology: GOAD,LINE, play on GOAL LINE. Goad - prod and provoke into an action. Line - to exaggerate abilities or attributes in order to impress somebody. Goal line - the place where you win, make the score, get what you wanted.

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COMMENTS:

It is indeed the dawning of the Age of Aquarius! - Nosila, 2008-12-11: 22:18:00

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Egoffendiment

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: E-go-fin-da-mint

Sentence: Patti, who was an attractive woman, would always ask her not-so attractive friends for their opinions about dating and fashion, but would always counter their opinions with an egoffendiment that made her friends feel insecure about themselves.

Etymology: Mixture of "Ego", "Offend" and "iment" from Compliment

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Badulation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ba/du/lay/shun

Sentence: Sally discovered that she could attract more flattery by dropping snippets of badulation such as "I wish I could be as warm and cozy as you but with 0% bodyfat and this ridicuouisly slender body I could only end up with the thankless job of making designer's clothes look fabulous."

Etymology: bad + adulation

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COMMENTS:

Yes, it is way better to be a great Human Clotheshanger than a great Human Being! - Nosila, 2008-12-11: 22:20:00

Excellent. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:14:00

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Assaultandflattery

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: uh/sawlt/and/flat/uh/ree

Sentence: Megan learned early in life that negative self comments lead friends to say the nicest things to her. Unfortunately, this technique of assaultandflattery wears thin and people easily get tired of this baitandsoothe type of interaction.

Etymology: assault and battery + flattery

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COMMENTS:

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-27: 09:16:00

Great pun! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 12:10:00

Criminally clever! - Tigger, 2008-02-27: 22:22:00

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Compulty

Created by: bertbam86

Pronunciation: com-pul-ty

Sentence: "If you compult one more time I will never speak to you again."

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Egoflagellation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ee - go - fladj - uh - LAY - shun

Sentence: Giselle's self esteem was so low she resorted to harsh criticism of herself through incessant egoflagellation in hopes of enticing a favorable rebuttal from family and friends.

Etymology: blend of ego and flagellation

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COMMENTS:

Fantastic word! - Tigger, 2008-02-27: 02:40:00

You got it whipped! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 11:46:00

nice blend of words - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-27: 13:20:00

Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-27: 15:43:00

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Assaultandflattery

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: uh/sawlt/and/flat/uh/ree

Sentence: Megan learned early in life that negative self comments lead friends to say the nicest things to her. Unfortunately, this technique of assaultandflattery wears thin and people easily get tired of this baitandsoothe type of interaction.

Etymology: ASSAULTANDFLATTERY - noun - from ASSAULT AND BATTERY + FLATTERY

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COMMENTS:

I think I know Megan...heck, I think I'm related to her! - Mustang, 2008-12-11: 07:15:00

very clever - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-11: 09:26:00

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Complitangler

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: compleat angler

Sentence: Pedro cast down his eyes and with false modesty declared that his handmade flies were very low quality. A complitangler, Pedro was always playing down his fishing skills to lure some praise from the crowd in his local pub, the Cod and Catfish. This time it backfired, Nemo put him in his plaice and told him not to hawrasse them with his self-deprecation. Pedro skated out the door and tackled the crew in the beer garden. He was always fishing for compliments.

Etymology: compli(ment) - words of praise + angler (fisherman) Song: Pedro the fisherman Book: The Compleat Angler

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Love a reel good fish story, just for the halibut! No flies on you. - Nosila, 2008-12-11: 02:13:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-27: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Maxine. Thank you Maxine. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-10: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by Maxine. Thank you Maxine. ~ James

mrali613 - 2011-09-22: 13:46:00
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