Verboticism: Denyagnosis

'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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Contradoctory

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: con - trah - dok - tur - ee

Sentence: Roger was always contradoctory... No matter the diagnosis, he always knew better and did not accept test findings or expert opinions. One wondered why he bothered to seek medical care at all.

Etymology: contradictory, doctor

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COMMENTS:

Because he can only get prescriptions from his doctor...same reason many people go to their doctor! Good Word! - Nosila, 2009-05-28: 10:44:00

artr Great word! - artr, 2009-05-28: 11:50:00

Mystery solved, Nosila.....the prescriptions of course!! Thanks... - mweinmann, 2009-05-28: 11:56:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-05-28: 18:42:00

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Diagnoresis

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: di/egg/nor'/sis

Sentence: "You have diabetes," Dr. Marcus Wellknee told his patient. "Nonsense," replied Fred. "I'm irritable and tired because I don't get enough sleep at night. I'm always thirsty and hungry because I do a lot of heavy physical labor at work. I go to the bathroom lots because I drink so much water when I am thirsty. There's no way I have diabetes, Doc! I'm only 38!" Under "prognosis" on Fred's chart, Dr. Wellknee wrote "diagnoresis".

Etymology: diagnosis + ignore

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COMMENTS:

Good Blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-09: 20:55:00

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Negaffliction

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: něg'ə-flĭk'shən

Sentence: "Garth, go get that thing taken care of!" Tanya cajoled. "It's no big deal," Garth negafflicted. "The doctor said it's completely malignant."

Etymology: 'ne,' from Python, of the Knights who say so; 'gaf,'var. of 'gaff,' a metal spur for a gamecock; 'flic,' action taken with one's BIC; 'tion,' take pains to avoid.

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Diagnosuch

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: die-ag-NO-such

Sentence: Wilbur refused to accept any sort of diagnosis of an existing ailment, and would declare it to be a diagnosuch, thereby avoiding having to deal with any fear or having to apply a remedy.

Etymology: blend of diagnosis and the term 'no such'

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COMMENTS:

diagbolically good - Nosila, 2009-05-28: 10:42:00

Wilburnished the art of denial.....good word. - mweinmann, 2009-05-28: 12:11:00

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Spurngeon

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: spurn-jun

Sentence: Despite having an appendix the size of a cantaloupe, Jen remained a spurngeon, claiming it was just a case of bad gas.

Etymology: spurn, surgeon

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Like a spurngeon, denying for the very first time.... - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-09: 16:17:00

(like a spuuuuuruuuuruuurrrgeon, when your 'script' ain't, what I had in mind...) Oh well, better than having the theme from Grease stuck in my head (which reminds me about the whole cholesterol issue). - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-09: 19:26:00

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Medicashun

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: med/i/kay/shun

Sentence: Because of a severe overdose of an incorrect prescription ten years ago, John goes into a medicashun mode refusing to take any drugs his doctor prescribes for his ailments.

Etymology: medicine + shun

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Deniagnosis

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Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: deny/ag/no/sis

Sentence: After years of ignoring his doctor's advice or simply not seeking it, Aaron developed a pronounced limp caused by the curve in his spine and the different lengths of his legs. Undaunted by the evidence at hand, he embarked on a crusade to prove that earth was beginning to tilt off it's axis and therefore contributing to his pain and suffering. A court ordered psychiatrist later told the judge Aaron was afflicted with the rare condition deniagnosis.

Etymology: to DENY a DIAGNOSIS, can lead to a case of deniagnosis.

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Liepochondria

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: lye po kon dr eeee aaaa

Sentence: His liepochondria and the use of very dim lighting were the main cause of the epidemic.

Etymology: hypochondria, lies.

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Is that like lieposuction? - Nosila, 2008-04-09: 19:56:00

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Antidisfollowdoctor

Created by: balku4

Pronunciation: aw-dee-sfowll-teer

Sentence: youre a antidisfollowdoctor

Etymology: look at the word you will see

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Denyagnosis

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee nye yag no sis

Sentence: Dr. Pepper (wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too?) wondered why Phyllis came to see him at all. No matter what her test results revealed, it was always a denyagnosis with her. She refused to believe him and always said, emphatically, "That's not what's gonna kill me!" When he told her she had hypertension, high cholesterol, out of whack blood sugar, lung cancer from the 4 packs a day she smoked, cataracts, an ailing liver, arthritis, incontinence, a dodgy hip and a dicky ticker, she refused medicines and treatments that would extend her life. She always said, "That's not what's gonna kill me!" She was definitely a denyagnosister. As it turned out, Phyllis was right. Although 89 years of age and less than spry, she got herself involved in a steamy affair with a hearing aid salesman named Norman, who was 20 years her junior. He could not get her to buy a hearing aid, because, of course, she did not have a hearing problem (What? What hearing problem?). No, instead her best friend, Mabel, became irately jealous. She found out her toy boy, Norman, was flogging his wares at Phyllis' condo in the Rio de NoHairo Tower of their senior's home, Samuel de Complain Chateau. Mabel stormed over to Phyllis' swinging bachelorette pad one dark evening and opened the door to find Norman and Phyllis locked in a passionate embrace, wearing only their Depends. Mabel pulled out her Smith & Wesson and dispatched them both to that big Bingo Hall in the sky. A week later, Dr.Pepper attended Phyllis' lavish funeral and she had the last laugh when he read her tombstone: "I told you...That's not what killed me!"

Etymology: deny (refuse to accept or believe) & diagnosis (identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon) & No ( no means no; not in any degree or manner; not at all, never in a million years, no way Jose, fuhgettaboutit)

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COMMENTS:

the gunnerRio got her in the end. Brilliant! - galwaywegian, 2008-04-09: 07:19:00

Great word (first one that popped into my head this AM). Love the story as well! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-09: 16:18:00

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