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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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Disputin

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: disˈpyoōtin

Sentence: Victor's detractors referred to him as Disputin. He seemed to revel in any opportunity to jump in on a debate. Whatever opinion someone expressed, he was all too ready to take up the opposing argument. It didn't matter how trivial the point, he would hammer his rival into submission. The only thing worse his assault was the gloating that followed.

Etymology: dispute (a disagreement, argument, or debate) + Rasputin (Russian monk. He exerted great influence over Tsar Nicholas II and his family during World War I known for his powers of elocution)

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COMMENTS:

Can't argue over a dispute about Rasputin.... - Mustang, 2008-11-10: 06:55:00

Very interesting blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-11: 03:45:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-11: 08:01:00

simple yet so meaningful.... - rombus, 2008-11-11: 10:52:00

libertybelle excellent word!! This is one for the dictionary! - libertybelle, 2008-11-11: 12:28:00

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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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Debatabull

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dee/bate/a/bull

Sentence: He was so inflated by his need to be confrontational that he would even argue with the cat. Even the time of day was debatabull.

Etymology: debatable + bull****

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COMMENTS:

Short and right on the definition! Kudos for this creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 13:43:00

Sounds like a bit of unidebatabullology - and catty, too! Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-13: 04:08:00

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Neverbending

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: ne-ver-bend-ing

Sentence: Quick! Hide! Here comes Joe Kokomo, the endless debater! Even when you agree with him, he goes on and on with his neverbending!

Etymology: a composite of never bending with never-ending

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COMMENTS:

I think they made a movei about Joe called 'The Neverbending Story' - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 14:14:00

oops I meant movie - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 14:15:00

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Argurrhea

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ahr-gyoo-REE-uh

Sentence: "There's no word in the English language to describe that bastard's bavardage. But a good start would be yakkety-hack, egorrhea, argurrhea...." yelled Roxie's father, an avid verbotomist, who could no longer tolerate Bob's bodacious and eristic ways.

Etymology: Blend of "ARGU" of argumentive & "RRHEA" of logorrhea, diarrhea. 2. Bastard - strictly "OZ" usage.

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COMMENTS:

very useful word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 10:37:00

Clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 12:57:00

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Obsessassert

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: uhb-SESS-uh-sert

Sentence: Whenever he made any kind of point in an argument or discussion Woodrow would obsessassert his views until his audience would cave in whether or not they agreed with him.

Etymology: Blend of 'obsess' (to preoccupy intensely or abnormally obsessed with success0 and 'assert' (to state with assurance, confidence, or force; state strongly or positively)

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Disagreego

Created by: Kazizzle

Pronunciation: diss/uh/gree/goh

Sentence: Jack: Don't let your disagreego get in the way of your better judgement, kid. Peter: And now, I will prove to you that bridge jumping is not dangerous by jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge!

Etymology: disagree - to not agree and ego - the habit of regarding one's self as the center of every interest. I also thought of "selfoolish", from selfish and foolish.

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And if your friend jumped off a bridge, you would too, wouldn't you? -Mom - Tigger, 2008-01-15: 22:56:00

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Victoryotiose

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vik toree o tee ose

Sentence: Chad was an ungracious winner, even in the minor squabbles that he and Victoria had daily. He lied and cheated to prove his victoryotiose superiority. He was so smug after their latest battle over the sharpness of butter knives that he ended up giving her the finger!

Etymology: Victory (win;triumph; a successful ending of a struggle or contest) & Otiose (serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; producing no result or effect;useless;pointless)

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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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Picayuphoria

Created by: denise

Pronunciation: pic-u-YOU-FOR-E-u

Sentence: His recurring issues with picayuphoria resulted simultaneously in a severed finger and an intense feeling of pride over proving his point as his wife watched in horror.

Etymology: A blend of picayune + euphoria

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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