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'See! See! I was right, wasn't I!'

DEFINITION: n., The immense sense of self-satisfaction the one gets from winning a pointless argument. v., To be so addicted to proving yourself right that you argue compulsively, and endlessly, about anything and everything.

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Spartner

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spart ner

Sentence: John always argued with his wife Ginger. He would argue about every and anything. He was so addicted to arguing with her that he was her spartner, not just her partner. Lucky girl...

Etymology: Spar (duel, argue, debate) & Partner (someone with whom you can spar)

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Spattitude

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: spat - te - toode

Sentence: What excitement swirled around Rhonda was multiplied by her extreme spattitude. She had a gift for creating arguments just to show that she knew more than everyone else. Even if she was wrong, she asserted herself with a forceful attitude of complete belief in her often incorrect "facts" and would go to any length to try to prove that she was right.

Etymology: Spat means to bicker, quarrel or fuss + attitude means state of mind; disposition or way of thinking or acting

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COMMENTS:

Spaticulous word! - Nosila, 2008-11-10: 15:30:00

Excellent - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-11: 03:48:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-11: 08:02:00

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Masdebation

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) mass-dee-ba-shun (intr. v.) mass-dee-bate

Sentence: I've seldom seen such offensive and public displays of masdebation as witnessed in a classroom of freshmen boys. Some of them are so intent on proving their naive points that they won't give it up until they go blind.

Etymology: mas[tur]bation + deb[ate]

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Chuckling ... just the right tinge of risque as it rolls off the tongue! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:36:00

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Argubator

Created by: aubreymsilva

Pronunciation: arg-u-bator.

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Pettisessive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pet/ti/sess/ive

Sentence: Jack is pettisessive. He must be right about everything he says and will argue his point no matter how silly it is until you give up. Then he will cheer for himself and dance around.

Etymology: pettifog (argue) + petty (trival) + obsessive

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Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-13: 04:11:00

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Argumentalcase

sharktrager

Created by: sharktrager

Pronunciation: ar-gu-MEN-tal-case

Sentence: I lived with an argumentalcase who was so convinced that London was a dangerous city that I shot her.

Etymology: Argumental + mental case

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Rayvondaism

Created by: mezebra

Pronunciation: Ray - von - dah - ism

Sentence: Sue's rayvondaism always gets in the way of meaningful conversation.

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Stubbornthusiasm

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /stub-ern-thoo'-zee-az-uhm/

Sentence: Matt smiled with stubbornthusiasm, or tried to, as he picked up his teeth, because he just knew he was right — his favorite player had been fouled in the finals, so the other team's win in the championships was null and void as far as he was concerned, no matter what that big, hairy, drunk guy with the big knuckles said.

Etymology: stubborn - tenaciously unwilling to yield (c.1386, of uncertain origin) + enthusiasm - great excitement or interest in a subject or cause (Greek, enthousiasmós "god-possessed")

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 11:01:00

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Knowiamright

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: no-I-am-rite

Sentence: He sailed through life with a knowiamright attitude

Etymology: know + I + am + right

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Determinanal

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: de - TER - min - anl

Sentence: Rufus was absolutely determinanal in trying to prove his off the wall theories and opinions.

Etymology: Determined and anal retentive

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What an ending! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:38:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-11: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by MithrilShadow. Thank you MithrilShadow. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 14:41:00
What a fun definition. It certainly generated some fun and funny creations! Thanks MithrilShadow!

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 14:44:00
James ... that's some finger sandwish he's making in your cartoon! Wonder how many people noticed it like me and went ... Ouch! Yuk! As Dr. Phil would ask ... "What were you thinking?" (chuckle)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-13: 18:01:00
Thanks for the positive comments Silveryaspen. I'm glad that you got my point! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-07: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by MithrilShadow. Thank you MithrilShadow. ~ James