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'The gossip around here is awful.'

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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Statusquote

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: stat-us-KWOT

Sentence: The number of people who statusquote this place without citing their sources is remarkable.

Etymology: status quo -- (idiom, Latin) unchanging state of affairs; to quote -- to restate

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COMMENTS:

The etymology is difficult, because it becomes so circular one gets dizzy -- status = state, quote = restate, but quote comes from quo, I believe... AARG, the irony! - rephil, 2007-06-15: 10:13:00

petaj I like your thinking on this one. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:15:00

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Rewhined

surdut

Created by: surdut

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Her friends tired of her rewhining about her boyfriend, so they sent her to a shrink in hopes that she would move forward.

Etymology:

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Growlapath

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: gr-owl-ah-path

Sentence: Being a growlapath was a self-fulfilling prophecy for petty Myrtle. Shooting herself in the foot was a daily exercise.

Etymology: growl (gripe) + apath (as in pathological) and (as in apathy)

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Critidawdle

Created by: kendriveset

Pronunciation: crit-i-dawdle

Sentence: Joan and Phil loved to critidawdle, especially when the bottled water machine was empty.

Etymology: criticize + dawdle

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Complaze

Created by: Susiestar

Pronunciation: Com-pl-aze (as in days)

Sentence: You always complaze about things. Why don't you do something about them?

Etymology: Comp - from complain laze - from the verb "to laze"

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Ennuwaaah

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: ahn WAAA

Sentence: Moana suffered from ennuwaaah - she liked to complain about little problems all day long but she never had the energy to work on solving any of them. At least she liked variety - she alternated between grouse, beef, and carp with her whine.

Etymology: ennui + "Waaah"

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waaanderful - Nosila, 2010-01-11: 23:36:00

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Groanertia

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: gro - nersha

Sentence: Jeremiah had to often listen to the groanertia around his office. He was tired of the same old complaints about things that anyone had the ability to remedy.

Etymology: groan, intertia

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Supwhine

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: SUP-wine

Sentence: Why fix a problem when you can supwhine about it?

Etymology: Supine (failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness) + whine (a feeble or petulant complaint)

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Whinals

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: whine-als

Sentence: Peg and Steve were habitchual whinals. At the end of every term they start to complain and carry on as if they didn't know there would be a final exam. If they had gone to class and studied instead of sitting around the cafeteria kvetching about their professors they wouldn't have to worry so much.

Etymology: whine:complain or protest in a childish fashion to + final: of or constituting the end result of a succession or process

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COMMENTS:

hopefully they'll flunk, then they will have something to whine about - Nosila, 2010-01-11: 23:39:00

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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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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