Verboticism: Argusive

'See! See! I was right, wasn't I!'

DEFINITION: n., The immense sense of self-satisfaction the one gets from winning a pointless argument. v., To be so addicted to proving yourself right that you argue compulsively, and endlessly, about anything and everything.

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Pathofutiloser

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: paθəfyoōtloōzər

Sentence: Patrick is such a pathofutiloser that he would argue with the squirrels in the park just to feel that he had won something.

Etymology: pathological (compulsive; obsessive) + futile (pointless) + loser (a person who fails frequently)

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Obnoxument

Created by: JusMeLP

Pronunciation: Ob-KNOCKS-U-MEANT

Sentence: He is such an obnoxument human!!

Etymology: Obnoxious + Argument

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Needleglee

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Nee-del-gl-ee

Sentence: Joe just loved to needleglee everyone by provoking an argument just so that he could get his point of view across. He wouldn't give up until they got so fed up that they eventually let him think that he had won. Best of all was arguing with his six year old daughter as he could always guarantee he would win.

Etymology: Needle(provoke by antagonism,hostility) + Glee(great delight,smug satisfaction) = Needleglee

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COMMENTS:

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-11: 08:06:00

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Argulete

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ärgyoōlēt

Sentence: Sydney has a family full of jocks. He*s not one of them. His forte is arguing. It doesn*t matter what the subject is, he can dredge up more meaningless trivia than anybody in the room. He is a real argulete. If he can*t win with logic, he will wear you down with blather.

Etymology: argue (exchange or express diverging or opposite views, typically in a heated or angry way) + athlete (a person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise)

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Spartner

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spart ner

Sentence: John always argued with his wife Ginger. He would argue about every and anything. He was so addicted to arguing with her that he was her spartner, not just her partner. Lucky girl...

Etymology: Spar (duel, argue, debate) & Partner (someone with whom you can spar)

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Sothereathon

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: soh-th air-uh-thon

Sentence: Craig is always right. It doesn't matter how trivial or meaningless the point is, he must convince everybody that he knows more than them. His friends, the few he has left, refer to his pointless rantings as sothereathons.

Etymology: so there (used for emphasis, or to show that something is being done in opposition to someone else's wishes)+ marathon (any contest, event, or the like, of great, or greater than normal, length or duration or requiring exceptional endurance)

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Smugstruggle

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smug strug gill

Sentence: Nigel was always up for a smugstruggle. He was competitive to the point of nauseum. He'd cheat, connive and find a way to always win the argument and then rub everyone's nose in it. To prove himself right about dangerous butterknives, he cut off his finger with it. Many wished he had severed his tongue instead!

Etymology: Smug (marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction) & Struggle (be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight)

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Knowiamright

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: no-I-am-rite

Sentence: He sailed through life with a knowiamright attitude

Etymology: know + I + am + right

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Bicktorious

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: bick-tor-i-ous

Sentence: Jim was a notorious fussbudget and had to be bicktorious in every little squabble, so it became hard to live with him. He bickered with his wife about peanut butter brands and with his friends about golf. He bickered with his daughter about the way she cut bread and the baby about the way he held his bottle. Once he tried to pick a fight with his dog over a pork chop (he won, but it was hard to eat it without lips).

Etymology: bicker: to engage in petty squbbles or arguments + victorious: winning a conflict or struggle

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Argurrhea

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ahr-gyoo-REE-uh

Sentence: "There's no word in the English language to describe that bastard's bavardage. But a good start would be yakkety-hack, egorrhea, argurrhea...." yelled Roxie's father, an avid verbotomist, who could no longer tolerate Bob's bodacious and eristic ways.

Etymology: Blend of "ARGU" of argumentive & "RRHEA" of logorrhea, diarrhea. 2. Bastard - strictly "OZ" usage.

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COMMENTS:

very useful word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 10:37:00

Clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 12:57:00

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