Verboticism: Emendophob

'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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Emendophob

kashman

Created by: kashman

Pronunciation: emend-o-foob

Sentence: Mike was such an emendophob that all his co-workers avoided inviting him to their conversations and meetings. This led to Mike believing that everyone was jealous of his superior knowledge.

Etymology: emend (to correct) + o + phob (someone displaying irrational and obsessive behavior)

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Comments: Emendophob

silveryaspen - 2008-03-11: 21:11:00
Always good to see unique words in the etymology. Good strong word!