Verboticism: Maladenial

'Are you sure that you don't have athlete's foot?'

DEFINITION: v. To have a medical condition or illness and yet continually deny it, even after your doctor has diagnosed it. n. A person who steadfastly refuses to accept a medical diagnosis or to follow the prescribed treatment.

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Maladenial

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: malədēnīəl

Sentence: Despite a cough that rattles windows and a diagnosis of pneumonia by his doctor, Rudy insists he only has a minor cold. His maladenial could be profitable if there was a market for the lung pearls he is producing.

Etymology: malady (a disease or ailment) + denial (the action of declaring something to be untrue)

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