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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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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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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Denyagnosis

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee nye ag no sis

Sentence: Mary came to work no matter how sick she was believing that she was indispensible and a martyr to the cause. Her boss and colleagues resented it because inevitably they'd catch whatever germs she brought into work. Under protest she went to see her doctor one day and returned to work that afternoon, saying everything was fine. But she was in denyagnosis, because the bright red spots proved that she had the chicken pox and now everyone could look forward to getting them.

Etymology: Deny (refuse to accept or believe) & Diagnosis (determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis)

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COMMENTS:

:) - galwaywegian, 2010-06-15: 05:15:00

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Hypocontradictria

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: hypo/contra/dic/treea

Sentence: Someone suffering from hypocontradictria disagrees with all medical diagnoses.

Etymology: hypochondria + contradict

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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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Medicontradiction

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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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Repudiitis

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: re-pyoo-dee-itis

Sentence: Magdalene had gone from the sublime to the ridicuous. Once a confirmed hypochondriac, she was now afflicted with repudiitis and ignored the suppurating wounds erupting on her arms, the death-at-three-paces halitosis and the hanks of hair falling out

Etymology: repudiate (refuse) + -itis (suffix indicating disease)

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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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Medeny

Created by: scarletzinc

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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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