Verboticism: Subjectivitis

'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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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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Illstrich

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: il-strich

Sentence: I've known friends to illstrich on occasion, but Todd is a world-class illstricher. There are sores all over his lips, but he swears he's not the 1-in-4 who's got herpes! How can he keep illstriching like he's totally healthy?

Etymology: From "ill" and a contraction of "ostrich" (a large, flightless bird fabled to hide its head in the sand at the first sign of danger)

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nice - galwaywegian, 2010-06-15: 05:14:00

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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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Deniaphile

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: dee-nie-al-file

Sentence: Here rests Bill, He'll be here a while It was a heart attack You dumb deniaphile.

Etymology: denial + phile

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Love that epitaph! Nice work. - Jamagra, 2008-04-09: 09:31:00

Sad tale of poor Bill. Nice work! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-09: 20:54:00

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Payshunt

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: paaaee shunt

Sentence: the payshunt continued to suffer on shunnint treatment as he didn't want to pay the doctor

Etymology: patient, shun , pay

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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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Subjectivitis

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: suhb-jehkt-ihv-ay-tihs

Sentence: Her subjectivitis was acting up again and was harder to treat than the fungus on her feet.

Etymology: subjective (proceeding from or taking place within a person's mind such as to be unaffected by the external world) + itis (inflammation)

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COMMENTS:

better then conjuctivitis.....good one. - mweinmann, 2009-05-28: 12:13:00

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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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Denyagnosis

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee nye ag no sis

Sentence: "Congratulations, Bertha, you are pregnant and will be expecting twins in 6 months time!", said Dr.Pepper. But Bertha cried "No"..."Dr.Pepper, that is a denyagnosis...I could not possibly be pregnant, nevermind having twins!" "Why not?"asked Dr.Pepper..."You did have saex with someone 3 months ago, did you not?" "Yes", said Bertha, "But it was only one time with one guy, Bertie...everyone knows you have to do it more than once or with 2 guys to get twins!!!"

Etymology: Deny (declare untrue; contradict;refuse to accept or believe) & Diagnosis (identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon)

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COMMENTS:

artr I submitted a word today but I'm not sure why. This one is perfect! - artr, 2009-05-28: 05:06:00

geat word!! - mweinmann, 2009-05-28: 12:09:00

Best of the day! - Mustang, 2009-05-28: 18:40:00

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Denysician

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: Dee-ni-zi-shun

Sentence: Flo urged him to go see a doctor, but there was no use arguing with a denysician.

Etymology: deny (to declare untrue or to disclaim a connection to) + physician (a doctor of medicine.)

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