Verboticism: Hypocontradictria

'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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Banegation

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Bay-neg-ay-shun

Sentence: David's feet itched like crazy, his socks always wet with perspiration and his shoes stank. He mentioned it in passing to his doctor but didn't take in the bit about Athlete's Foot or how his constant use of running shoes and nylon socks made it worse. The word "fungus" was all that he took in, since his fabulous race-trained body could have no disease or imperfection, nor could he believe his actions were contradictory to any part of his health. His housemate accused him of disaffliction and poor foot hygiene but David was intent on banegation, having convinced himself that the doctor had said it WASN'T Athlete's Foot.. Lah-de-dah-agnosis!

Etymology: Bane - badness, annoyance, poison. Negation - deny, disavow, disbelieve. So much denial around here it's Nihillnesstic!

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Scougher

Created by: shoeshineboy

Pronunciation: SKOF-fer

Sentence: I can't stand when all the scoughers come to work and get everyone else sick when they KNOW they are contagious.

Etymology: scoff + cougher

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Dismissnosis

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dis-mis-noh-sis

Sentence: The doctor may have his opinion about what is wrong with Jerry but he has own dismissnosis. In his world denial trumps knowledge any day.

Etymology: dismiss (to discharge or remove) + diagnosis (the process of determining by examination the nature and circumstances of a diseased condition)

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Whynochondriac

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: wy-no-kon-dre-ack

Sentence: Martin's propensity to downplay his illnesses really makes him quite the whynochondriac; just today when asked if he came down with poison ivy after falling asleep in the patch of it, he responded, "why, no!" although his eyes swollen shut and the rash on his body suggests otherwise.

Etymology: why no + hypochondriac

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Illosophize

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: il-LOS-uh-fahyz

Sentence: From Ablepsia to Boneshave; from Scrivener's Cramp to Septicemia, Roxie always illosophized in the same, unrealistic way, responding to questions about her health with, "An aspro, a cup of tea, and a lie down and I'll be as "good as gold" in a half hour."

Etymology: Blend of ILL: of unsound physical or mental health; unwell; sick. COGNATES: ILLOSOPHIZE, ILLOSOPHISER, ILLOSOPHICAL

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COMMENTS:

nice word - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-09: 16:00:00

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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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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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Denyagnose

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: de nye ag nose

Sentence: As Willy's toe-lio worsened, he refused to believe his doctor could denyagnose his condition correctly. His wifde was appalled but not surprised as this condition made Willy a real fungi!

Etymology: Deny (to contradict;deny untrue) & Diagnose (to determine an illness or condition or cause of it)

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Deniailment

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: deny/ailment

Sentence: Even though his eyelids were stuck together when he woke up and his eyes were red and full of pus, he refused to consider that he might have pink eye and insisted he just had morning allergies.

Etymology: denial + ailment

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COMMENTS:

Good word containing both denail & illness(ailment). - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-09: 20:48:00

Best of the day. Good one! - Mustang, 2008-04-10: 03:35:00

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Medicontradiction

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: med-i-con-tra-dic-shon

Sentence: Lois' medicontradiction worried her family. Not only did she continue to deny her condition, but it was grossing everyone out. When they made her eat on the patio, she finally accepted the fact that she needed medication.

Etymology: medication + medical condition + contradiction (to deny or refute)

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COMMENTS:

Yes....time to get a prescription!! Good word. - mweinmann, 2009-05-28: 12:12:00

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