Verboticism: Superighteousness

'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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Fallowvictory

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Fa - low - vik - toe - ree

Sentence: It was another fallowvictory for Ted. He had proven to his doubting neighbors that he could back his SUV into the garage blindfolded. It would take the better part of the summer to reconstruct the new family room addition that shared its back wall. Nevermind, Ted thought.... he decided to bask in the satisfaction that he was right, once again.

Etymology: Fallow (cultivated land that is not seeded or productive; undeveloped but potentially useful; condition of being unseeded) + Victory (state of having triumphed; defeat of enemy or opponent)

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love it - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-11: 08:03:00

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Superighteousness

Created by: matty

Pronunciation: SOO per RIE chus nes; SOO per REK tu fie

Sentence: Jim will argue about anything and everything until the other person finally gives in allowing him to reach a heightened state of superighteousness, a plane of correctness not attainable by the average person with average reasoning. Just the other day, I said, “It’s hot” and Jim spent an hour superectifying my innocuous comment going so far as to google weather patterns and average temperatures on Mars to assure me that it wasn’t hot allowing him to be, once again, superectilious.

Etymology: super-over/above + righteous-divinely right and justifiable

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Argulete

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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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Bicktorious

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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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Pettisessive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pet/ti/sess/ive

Sentence: Jack is pettisessive. He must be right about everything he says and will argue his point no matter how silly it is until you give up. Then he will cheer for himself and dance around.

Etymology: PETTISESSIVE - noun from PETTIFOG (to bicker, or quibble over trifles, or unimportant matters) + OBSESSIVE (to dominate, or preoccupy the thoughts, feelings, or desires of a person)

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very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-11: 03:46:00

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Compettytive

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: com petti tiv

Sentence: Wayne was a very compettytive person who always had to have the last word. He would argue endlessly about things he knew little about, just so he could win. It was said people just gave in to shut him up...but he never let it end there...he would gloat and brag about how smart he was. It was very annoying. It was this tenacity that got him through Law School and saw him end up successfully litigating at the law firm of Spar, Quarrel, Bicker & Niggle.

Etymology: Competitive (showing a fighting disposition or argumentitive disposition) & Petty (trivial, minor of little importance)

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Pettisessive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pet/ti/sess/ive

Sentence: Jack is pettisessive. He must be right about everything he says and will argue his point no matter how silly it is until you give up. Then he will cheer for himself and dance around.

Etymology: pettifog (argue) + petty (trival) + obsessive

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Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-13: 04:11:00

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Argusive

Created by: eljono

Pronunciation:

Sentence: She's very argusive, she just loves being right

Etymology: argumentative + compulsive

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Belligerinsolence

Created by: grohldberg12

Pronunciation: (Bel//ih//jar//ihn//sow//lenss)

Sentence:

Etymology: Belli-/Belligerent - waging war/warlike or pugnacious Insolent - overly convinced of one's own superiority and importance

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Winnebeego

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: win - uh - BEE - goh

Sentence: Alf, now friendless because of his winnebeego ways, is reduced to travelling the dusty roads of the outback in his Winnebago, all the while on his ultimate quest searching for the original black stump. He just can't help himself though because he argues with each "local" who gives him duhrections to find it. I even heard that he had a hot debate with the dog on the tucker box about it's location!

Etymology: winner + be + ego / Winnebago

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duhrections - apologies to zebrahdh but I just love that word! - bananabender, 2008-01-11: 19:41:00

Beyond the black stump is a favourite old Aussie saying. It basically means beyond the back blocks, far off in the backcountry, far from civilization. For the curious the history of the saying is in this link: http://www.abc.net.au/queensland/heritage/stories/s680695.htm - bananabender, 2008-01-11: 19:51:00

The Dog On The Tuckerbox is an Aussie icon. The statue is located at Gundagai in NSW. - bananabender, 2008-01-11: 19:57:00

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