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Shuckster

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DEFINITION: v. To seek compliments and/or support by insulting oneself or by complaining about the difficulty of one's life. n. A person who uses self-deprecation as flattery bait.

Pronunciation: shuk ster

Sentence: Melanie was a shuckster. Everytime she was given a compliment, she'd turn it into a negative, so that people would have to compliment her more to convince her it was sincere. When Georgia complimented her on her new purple dress, Melanie said she thought it made her look fat. Then Georgia would insist that the colour suited Melanie so well. Finally Georgia, who had not had any compliments in a long time, got fed up with Melanie's act in demureness. Georgia told her flatly to enjoy any compliments she got now, because in 25 years, 2 kids and a divorce later, she probably wouldn't be able to fit that little purple dress anymore. Georgia knew from whence she spoke.

Etymology: Shucks (an expression of disappointment or irritation;something of little value...phrase Aw Shucks, is Characterized by a shy, self-effacing, often unsophisticated manner, intended to show humble reaction to compliments) & suffix "-ster" (Someone who is, or who is associated with, or who does something specified.) Rhymes wkith Huckster (a seller of shoddy goods)

Created by: Nosila.

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Melign: /me-line/ Joel quickly grew defensive when we called him out for constantly meligning himself to garner compliments that would assuage his ego. "I WISH I could be self-deprecating," he retorted, "but I'm unfortunately just not very good at it." Etymology: me - reference to one's self, malign - to disparage by speaking ill of Created by: Banky.

Comments:

Very good 'me'aning! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 17:36:00

Loved the irony of your sentence! - Tigger, 2008-02-27: 22:41:00

Goadline: /G oh d lie n/ Trixie was good at the goadline, to prod her husband to praise her. Example one: Trixie says "Does this dress make me look fat?" Her husband thinks, but does not say 'yes.' To avoid an unpleasant situation and an argument, he says "Of course not! It shows you have curves in all the right places. You have a great figure." Example 2: Do you like my new ash blond hair color?" The husband, who has turned as ugly a shade of gray, as the new color on her hair, is again provoked to lie to keep life pleasant, and says "Silver is such a pretty color." Her husband often hummed 'Then peace will guide the planets And love will steer the stars." Etymology: GOAD,LINE, play on GOAL LINE. Goad - prod and provoke into an action. Line - to exaggerate abilities or attributes in order to impress somebody. Goal line - the place where you win, make the score, get what you wanted. Created by: silveryaspen.

Comments:

It is indeed the dawning of the Age of Aquarius! - Nosila, 2008-12-11: 22:18:00

Flattersnare: /-ˈflædɚˌsnɛɹ-/ The sort of person who gets caught in a flattersnare tends to care about others' feelings and escape generally means doing even more damage to the trapper's feelings, so escape is generally difficult. However, repeatedly trapping the same person is dangerous as even the biggest softy in the world has their limits. Etymology: from flatter + snare Created by: ErWenn.

Comments:

So strong a word, I feel snared by it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 11:57:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-27: 16:00:00

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To see more verboticisms for this definition go to: I wish this dress didn't make me look so fat...

 

Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-27: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Maxine. Thank you Maxine. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-10: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by Maxine. Thank you Maxine. ~ James

mrali613 - 2011-09-22: 13:46:00
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