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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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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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Compettytive

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: com petti tiv

Sentence: Wayne was a very compettytive person who always had to have the last word. He would argue endlessly about things he knew little about, just so he could win. It was said people just gave in to shut him up...but he never let it end there...he would gloat and brag about how smart he was. It was very annoying. It was this tenacity that got him through Law School and saw him end up successfully litigating at the law firm of Spar, Quarrel, Bicker & Niggle.

Etymology: Competitive (showing a fighting disposition or argumentitive disposition) & Petty (trivial, minor of little importance)

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Gliberation

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: glib-er-A-shun

Sentence: Monique knew that being right wasn't always worth the eye-rolling exasperation she induced in everyone around her when she belabored a point until all her would-be opponents had given up arguing. However, she did find the gliberation of those moments a little intoxicating, gliberating even.

Etymology: combination of glib and liberation, with the bonus of getting berate in there, too.

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COMMENTS:

Gliberace would have loved this word! - Nosila, 2008-11-10: 15:56:00

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Argulete

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ärgyoōlēt

Sentence: Sydney has a family full of jocks. He*s not one of them. His forte is arguing. It doesn*t matter what the subject is, he can dredge up more meaningless trivia than anybody in the room. He is a real argulete. If he can*t win with logic, he will wear you down with blather.

Etymology: argue (exchange or express diverging or opposite views, typically in a heated or angry way) + athlete (a person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise)

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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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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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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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Needleglee

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Nee-del-gl-ee

Sentence: Joe just loved to needleglee everyone by provoking an argument just so that he could get his point of view across. He wouldn't give up until they got so fed up that they eventually let him think that he had won. Best of all was arguing with his six year old daughter as he could always guarantee he would win.

Etymology: Needle(provoke by antagonism,hostility) + Glee(great delight,smug satisfaction) = Needleglee

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very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-11: 08:06:00

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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: PETTISESSIVE - noun from PETTIFOG (to bicker, or quibble over trifles, or unimportant matters) + OBSESSIVE (to dominate, or preoccupy the thoughts, feelings, or desires of a person)

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very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-11: 03:46:00

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Superighteousness

Created by: matty

Pronunciation: SOO per RIE chus nes; SOO per REK tu fie

Sentence: Jim will argue about anything and everything until the other person finally gives in allowing him to reach a heightened state of superighteousness, a plane of correctness not attainable by the average person with average reasoning. Just the other day, I said, “It’s hot” and Jim spent an hour superectifying my innocuous comment going so far as to google weather patterns and average temperatures on Mars to assure me that it wasn’t hot allowing him to be, once again, superectilious.

Etymology: super-over/above + righteous-divinely right and justifiable

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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