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DEFINITION: v. To complain and complain about a problem without ever taking action to correct it. n. A complaint about something which you can fix but choose not to.

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Whinecrastinate

Created by: airliebee

Pronunciation: whyne-cras-tuh-nayt

Sentence: "Jodie spends more time whinecrastinating about her fat butt than she does exercising. If she worked her body out as much as she works her jaw out, she'd be a size six too!" "Barry is the biggest whinecrastinator on the planet. He was telling me how frustrating it is that his desk is messy. Well, it's his own fault, isn't it! Why didn't he just clean it up instead of wasting his breath telling me about it? I have actual work to do!" "Thomas, your whinecrastination is beyond belief! Ever heard of Nike? Just do it, man!"

Etymology: whine - to make a complaining cry or sound + crastinate, from procrastinate - to delay or postpone action; put off doing something.

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Stamoan

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: stah-mone

Sentence: I can't be arsed to actually do anything about my problems, but sometimes a good stamoan makes me feel so much better about my life.

Etymology: Static/stay + same + moan = stamoan

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Gripertia

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: gry-per-sha

Sentence: I started my new job hoping to help bring real change and fix real problems, instead all I found was gripertia.

Etymology: gripe + inertia

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Grumblethargy

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: grum-bull-eth-arg-ee

Sentence: I could empty the cat box myself, but grumblethargy is easier.

Etymology: grumble + lethargy

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COMMENTS:

Ever get one of those clumps stuck on the side of the box and the force of the scoop catapoops it across the room? Happened to me yesterday. I guess the neighbors will eventually find it when they come back from vacation. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 12:58:00

petaj Good word. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:17:00

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Complyning

Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: cum-pline-ing (Crikey! this word sounds Australian.)

Sentence: Mabel claims to despise all their whining but I know she's over there complyning.

Etymology: complying + complaining

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Complian

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: com-PLY-an

Sentence: Roscoe would complian to anyone who would listen about how unfair it is that it now costs over $120 to fill the tank on his Hummer.

Etymology: Variant of COMPLAIN using the "I-A" vowel combination in COMPLIANT. To complain while being compliant = to complian

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metrohumanx Roscoe makes me SICK! He just sits around on his loathsome spotty behind, squeezing blackheads and using up precious petrol! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 17:43:00

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Deridleness

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: di-RAHYD-l-nis

Sentence: Gracie's incessant deridling was symptomatic of her untenable hypocrisycophancy. She was even heard complaining to the boss about the tissues in her own wastebasket.

Etymology: deride + idleness

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That's snot Gracie, that's Ingracieous. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:32:00

Lord nose! - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 18:13:00

petaj Snorting with laughter! This sentence could be the pick of the day! - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:12:00

That'd be so upsniffting. - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 23:10:00

Love grows where my Rosemary goes And nobody nose like me (sung by Pinochio) - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-16: 00:10:00

Haha. There's no business like nose business. (Sung by a plastic surgeon.) - Clayton, 2007-06-16: 02:59:00

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Fussargy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fəsərjē

Sentence: In a case of fussargy Alan complained that somebody had left the Xerox machine void of paper despite the fact that a pack of paper is sitting on the shelf next the copier. At that point he returned to his office leaving it just the way he found it.

Etymology: fuss (show unnecessary or excessive concern about something) + lethargy (a lack of energy and enthusiasm)

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Carpathetic

LunaC

Created by: LunaC

Pronunciation: car-pa-thet-tick

Sentence: George carpatheticizes about work, yet refuses to even consider looking for a new job.

Etymology: carp; apathetic

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Carpathetic

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: car - puh - THET - ik

Sentence: Elwood is completely carpathetic about things he feels are wrong; he carps and complains but is such an ineffectual wimp he never does anything to improve things.

Etymology: Blend of 'carp' (complain) and 'pathetic' (miserably or contemptibly inadequate)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I like this word more each time i see it. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:45:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-15: 01:11:00
Still bothered by office politics? Well, as Timothy Johnson advises in GUST, it's time quit complaining and take action, or at least, it's time to make up a new word about complaining... Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram and Timothy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-15: 01:59:00
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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-15: 02:11:00
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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-11: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James