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'You can't fool me. You're fake yawning.'

DEFINITION: v., To yawn or sigh repeatedly in an effort to subtly communicate one's lack of interest in the current conversation. n., A series of long, exasperated, and often escalating sighs indicating extreme boredom.

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Yonstant

Created by: Treesh

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Euborme

Created by: Lolagrrl

Pronunciation: yew-boar-mee

Sentence: Steve's eubormistic approach to his subordinates suggestions was legendary. The fact that these same suggestions resurfaced months later under Steve's heralding confirmed that he was simply an asshole.

Etymology: you+bore+me - yeah, it's pretty self explanatory but I like the adverb form "eubormistic"

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Wompawomp

Created by: BigKP

Pronunciation: Wom-pa-Womp

Sentence: The teacher's lecture was so boring I had to wompawomp to her face.

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Osciticulate

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /ɒsɪtɪkjəleɪt/

Sentence: When she noticed he was not paying attention at all, she yelled at him: Stop osciticulating now! This is serious!!!!

Etymology: OSCITICULATE. From Oscitate (the act of being inattentive) + Articulate (to utter a speech sound)

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Oscitastic. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:05:00

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Yawnotonous

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: yaw-NOT-n-uh-s

Sentence: Listening to the insurance salesman pitch his product became very yawnotonous.

Etymology: yawn + monotonous

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Sighlanguage

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sīlanggwij

Sentence: Bill used his best sighlanguage to try to communicate his boredom but his buddy droned on and on about his new hobby. Who knew that people could create artwork from dryer lint?

Etymology: sigh (emit a long, deep, audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness) + language (the method of human communication) a play on sign language

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Gapeathy

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: gape-a-thee

Sentence: The students' gapeathy was apparent while the teacher began his unit on the Constitution. They yawned widely, texted under their desks and fell asleep. Pity.

Etymology: gape: open one's mouth wide; yawn + apathy: apathy: lack on interest or concern, especially of important matters

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Hintorude

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: hint-o-rood

Sentence: The student got his message across to the teacher by the hintorude of mega yawns during the lecture.

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Yawnnuie

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: yaw nn wee

Sentence: her "yawnnuie face was brilliant, down to the ever-more-slowly fluttering of the eyelashes above the glazed eyes

Etymology: yanw, ennuie

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Sighage

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sahy/age

Sentence: We all unconsciously use sighage to politely and subtlely let those who we are talking to, know we are totally bored with the topic of conversation.

Etymology: SIGHAGE noun - from SIGH (to let out one's breath audibly from weariness) + SIGNAGE (sign, or symbol; the use of signs and symbols)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-15: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram and Pseudonym. Were you two talking to each other when this idea popped into your heads? Thank you remistram and Pseudonym! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-10: 00:13:00
Today's definition was suggested by Pseudonym. Thank you Pseudonym. ~ James