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'This is the real me.'

DEFINITION: n. A self-image disorder characterized by an inability look at, share, or even recognize pictures of yourself, unless they have been photoshopped to perfection. v. To fall in love with a photoshopped image yourself.

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Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Welth-con-shus

Sentence: As her friends rumaged through her and her sisters childhood pictures, she explained how they were all her identical twin sisters since they were so unattractive to her. I took her years to really admit she suffered from Wealthconsciousness.

Etymology: Self-Conscious (conscious of one's being) + wealth (an abudance of something, of beauty in this case)

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Created by: shutz

Pronunciation: A-do-bil-lu-zion

Sentence: I got a real shock when we finally met face-to-face, as her adobillusion had always acted as a firewall between the two of us.

Etymology: From Adobe, makers of Photoshop, and illusion.


acrobatic! - galwaywegian, 2007-06-05: 07:57:00

Another good one and great sentence!! - Stevenson0, 2007-06-05: 21:45:00


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Created by: rookiebot





You get more points automatically if you fill out the pronunciation, sentence, and etymology. Besides, people are more likely to vote for your word if it's got some backing creativity. - ErWenn, 2007-06-06: 01:01:00


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Created by: Alicia

Pronunciation: perth/make/ly

Sentence: as brenda sat looking at the picture of her on the screen, perfmakely started to kick in.

Etymology: from the words: perfect and make: she "make"s herself "perf"ect

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: foto/graft

Sentence: She had photograft disease which required a weekly graft of her sweet sixteen face implanted in her face

Etymology: graft + photo

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Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: s-eh-l-f-l-aw-f-o-bee-uh

Sentence: Alex screamed and curled up into a ball as he was unable to even look at the mirror due to his selflawphobia

Etymology: self+flaw+phobia

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Created by: livejuicy

Pronunciation: koz-moh-shop-izm

Sentence: Cosmo readers are those most common to suffer from cosmoshopism.

Etymology: cosmopolitan + photoshop + ism

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Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: Poor Tray Tore

Sentence: "I have made many new friends online and some have suggested meeting up in person. The thing is I am too ashamed to admit this openly but I am a Portraitor."

Etymology: Portait - Traitor = Portraitor Potrait - A likeness of a person, especially one showing the face, that is created by a painter or photographer, for example Traitor - a person who deceives or betrays another, a cause, or any trust.

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Created by: metrohumanx


Sentence: Crusty yet benign, the elderly Dr Beddows explained it to me thus: We ALL exhibit, to one degree or another the self-delusional trait known as FALLACIOVISAGISM. To deny our quest for physical beauty and our desire to reclaim our youth would be to deny our very humanity.Ever since the advent of albumen-plate photography,vanity has encouraged mankind to re-touch ourselves in order to have our appearances correspond more closely with our own self-image. However, if left unchecked, this innate tendency can have undesirable, often tragic effects. Statisticians have attempted to link FALLACIOVISAGISM to the rising rate of "virtual" homicides brought on by the casual uploading of doctored portraits prevalent in the cyberdating arena. While the jury is still out on these claims, we should all be aware of the siren which lurks behind the laptop- FALLACIOVISAGISM ! Beware of "headshots"!

Etymology: FALLACIOus+VISAGE+ISM...fallacious:misleading or deceptive...visage:the face or facial expression...ism:condition resuling from an excess of something specified.


metrohumanx - metrohumanx, 2008-07-31: 00:38:00

Enjoyable reading, as always. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-01: 03:20:00


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Created by: geoamnesia


Sentence: I morphed some images of pretty actresses for my avatar, until I got a sense of peaceful iconsee.

Etymology: "I can see" + "icon". Emotional response to icons, ranging from positive to extremely negative.

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-05: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Lucyof2009. Thank you Lucyof2009! ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-06-05: 02:55:00
Excellent definition. I think that the one-word restriction should be eliminated in special cases, such as when the definition is for a medical disorder.

petaj petaj - 2007-06-05: 05:08:00
That might work well for special theme weeks. Disease Week is an ideal candidate. Maybe there could be special challenges some times too, like having to write a limerick instead of just a sentence, or haiku.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-05: 06:54:00
Hey ErWenn and Petaj, Thanks for the creative ideas! And yes, I think it would be fun to change-up the rules. ErWenn, if you want to change your word into two-word verboticism, you can. Go to the edit/comment page for your word. You will see a link, in small gray type at the bottom of the page, which says "Oops, I want to change the spelling..." Click on this link, and then change your one-word answer into two words and submit. You will get a javascript alert, but the word will be saved. (This works in firefox...)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-05: 06:57:00
Hey Petaj, We are doing a theme-week on "office politics" next week! Can you think of any special challenges? ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-06-05: 08:24:00
Well, how about using the word in a sentence from the minutes of a meeting, or in the style of a policy or procedure document.

jadenguy - 2007-06-05: 12:25:00
Or make everybody put a cover letter on their TPS reports before submitting them.

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-05: 14:30:00
Make everyone sit through a performance review of their word.

Stevenson0 - 2007-06-05: 21:34:00
How about filing long range plans, having the boss to dinner(you're invited Mr. Verbotomy next weekend)and paying into the coffee and gift fund?!?!?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-01: 00:38:00
Today's definition was suggested by Lucyof2009. Thank you Lucyof2009. ~ James