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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: kav-uhl-REE-uh.

Sentence: He screeched like a contrary cockatoo; prowled like nitpicking prattlesnake - his tongue was merciless; his cavilrrhea relentless. And abderitious abraze bounded from his bottom lip like a crazed kangaroo. His statements, like taipan's fangs, sank deeply into the opinions of his family and friends. Bombastic, kookaburric, Bob looked to find fault in the best arguments of others, that even passers-by felt the painsay of his uttersnipe.

Etymology: Blend of CAVIL:to find fault unneccesarily & -RRHEA:excessive and frequent flow. TAIPAN: a large, fast, highly venomous, aust snake. ABDERITE: a scoffer, so called from Democritos, the laughing philospher. Kookaburra, aust bird known for its laughing.


great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-11: 12:25:00

Another good one! Congrats on overall win last week!! - Stevenson0, 2008-03-11: 16:17:00

As always ... many great creates ... fun ... and so erudite! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:44:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: skor ner ree

Sentence: Mary, Mary, quite contrary; You know it all and argue,showing great scornery. Mary, Mary, quite contrary, one day your obtusity will prevent you hearing that van's loud hornery!

Etymology: Scorn (reject with contempt; open disrespect for a person or thing) & Ornery (having a difficult and contrary disposition; contrary)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ribəfē

Sentence: Pete and his girlfriend were the most annoying couple around. Pete (aka RePete) would restate everything anyone said in the form of a question perhaps to create time to ponder a response. ReBuffy was a contrarian, responding negatively to anything anyone had to say. She could find fault with the most innocuous statement.

Etymology: rebuff (reject (someone or something) in an abrupt or ungracious manner) + Buffy (a female name)

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: LAM bas terd

Sentence: John is a lambastard who tends to angrily dismiss or criticize everything he hears. If he can pick apart any detail and prove you wrong, he will. He doesn't even seem to really be enjoying himself - he just seems pissed off all the time. He still hasn't figured out that being friendly is sometimes more important than being right.

Etymology: lambaste (to criticize severely, berate harshly) + bastard. Yes, OK, I know that the first word is correctly pronounced "lam' bast," with a short "a," but I just couldn't resist. Anyway, the alternative was "contradickt," and I already used "dick" this week.

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Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: ree-tore-shun-ul-ist

Sentence: Eric was such a horrible retortionalist. He constantly contradicted whatever comments his friends made. When asked about his friends, he replied, "I don't have friends, I have peers..." It was a wonder he even had friends....err...peers.

Etymology: retort (to reply sharply as with contradiction) + contortionist (meant as being able to turn someone elses words against them; it really means an acrobatic person)


Touche! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-11: 19:12:00

Great choice of words ... the controtionist in your verboticism really captures those negative twists that tumble from the tongue. Interesting word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:08:00


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Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: PANE say

Sentence: Everything with her is an insult, and I get tired of the constant painsay.

Etymology: GAINSAY: to contradict PAIN: to be someone who annoys


A panesay has lots of windows of opportunities! - Nosila, 2009-01-05: 18:09:00


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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: aw - toe - fawlt

Sentence: Jim was an autofault specialist. No matter what anyone said, he would contradict or correct the statement. Moreover, he had something negative to say about everyone. I know he would really criticize this sentence since it is not clever and contains no interesting story. He is already critizing my lack of originality in illustrating my Verbotomy word today. I will wait for his comments below and just try to ignore them.

Etymology: Automatic (to operate independently of thought control (involuntary), Acting or done as if by machine; mechanical) + Fault (the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection)


I think I know Jim. - Mustang, 2009-01-05: 19:27:00


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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ri-BUHT-hed/

Sentence: Lyle was such a rebutthead that he started an argument with the mugger who was trying to rob him, telling him that he wasn't holding the gun correctly. At first Lyle tried to demonstrate with his empty hands but the criminal was incompetent, and Lyle told him so. Frustrated, he reached for the gun to show the mugger again. Lyle is finally out of Intensive Care and recuperating nicely, although he's driving the doctors and nurses crazy.

Etymology: Rebut - to refute by evidence or argument (from Old French, rebuter "to thrust back") + Butthead - a stupid or inept person (slang: buttheads often "butt heads" with other people, but the 'anal' connotation is clear. Also, Beavis' buddy)


Tigger, I hope the nurses and doctors gave him large needles in his rebutt! - Nosila, 2008-03-11: 01:20:00

Good word. - ErWenn, 2008-03-11: 01:34:00

very funny word and sentence. - stache, 2008-03-11: 15:02:00

Thoroughly enjoyable. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-11: 19:10:00

Tigger-iffic! - Jamagra, 2008-03-11: 20:30:00

That's a good one! - diyan627, 2008-03-11: 21:06:00

Sentence and word ... clever and fun ... great pun! Marvelous creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:21:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kon trayr ee yan

Sentence: Marian, Marian, quite the Contraryan, You argue with everyone you know, If your friend had said rain or shine, you would have said, snow! When warned of the truck, you said it was a van and that was your final answer, Your Teutonic pride should have told you it was actually a very fast Panzer.

Etymology: Contrary (very opposed in nature or character or purpose) & Aryan (according to Nazi doctrine, a Caucasian person of Nordic descent) & Panzer (German armoured tank)

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Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: BEET YA DOW N

Sentence: That little beatyadown Tracy has always gotta stick her stringy haired head into my business, when all she bbe sticking it into an oven!

Etymology: years of dating the ladies.


UHT OH! You need to pick a different type of women to date! Your word expresses the harshness of the feeling and meaning of the definition! Very strong word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:42:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-11: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-03-11: 21:51:00
Well done, Biscotti and James!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-12: 00:06:00
Thank you Silvery! I won't rebutt a compliment. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-20: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James

'Look out! Here comes a truck!'

DEFINITION: v. To habitually object to and contradict other people's statements, especially if they include any facts or opinions. n. A person who finds fault what other people say no matter what it is, and lets them know it.

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