Verboticism: Smugstruggle

'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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Argumentalcase

sharktrager

Created by: sharktrager

Pronunciation: ar-gu-MEN-tal-case

Sentence: I lived with an argumentalcase who was so convinced that London was a dangerous city that I shot her.

Etymology: Argumental + mental case

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Disagreego

Created by: Kazizzle

Pronunciation: diss/uh/gree/goh

Sentence: Jack: Don't let your disagreego get in the way of your better judgement, kid. Peter: And now, I will prove to you that bridge jumping is not dangerous by jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge!

Etymology: disagree - to not agree and ego - the habit of regarding one's self as the center of every interest. I also thought of "selfoolish", from selfish and foolish.

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COMMENTS:

And if your friend jumped off a bridge, you would too, wouldn't you? -Mom - Tigger, 2008-01-15: 22:56:00

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Knowiamright

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: no-I-am-rite

Sentence: He sailed through life with a knowiamright attitude

Etymology: know + I + am + right

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Obsessattest

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ob-SESS-eh-test

Sentence: Whenever making any kind of point in an argument or discussion, Calvin would obsessattest at length until his audience would give in whether or not they agreed with him.

Etymology: Blend of 'obsess' (to preoccupy intensely or abnormally obsessed with success) and 'attest' (to bear witness to; certify; declare to be correct, true, or genuine; declare the truth of, in words or writing)

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Stubbornthusiasm

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /stub-ern-thoo'-zee-az-uhm/

Sentence: Matt smiled with stubbornthusiasm, or tried to, as he picked up his teeth, because he just knew he was right — his favorite player had been fouled in the finals, so the other team's win in the championships was null and void as far as he was concerned, no matter what that big, hairy, drunk guy with the big knuckles said.

Etymology: stubborn - tenaciously unwilling to yield (c.1386, of uncertain origin) + enthusiasm - great excitement or interest in a subject or cause (Greek, enthousiasmós "god-possessed")

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 11:01:00

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Spartner

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spart ner

Sentence: John always argued with his wife Ginger. He would argue about every and anything. He was so addicted to arguing with her that he was her spartner, not just her partner. Lucky girl...

Etymology: Spar (duel, argue, debate) & Partner (someone with whom you can spar)

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Arguvator

Created by: indelible1

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Omnibouchelate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: OM-nee-Boo-shoor-Leyt.

Sentence: Bob said: "I'm sorting things out now, don't worry; all you need to do is listen and I'll keep it simple so even you will understand." But this one sided discussion was far from finished. He spoke on and on, his argurrhea continuing for a further thousand words, ending with "This is the end of the matter, all that need be said, has been said." He was so addicted to proving himself right that he omnibouchelated compulsively, and endlessly, about anything and everything.

Etymology: OMNI : all, totally, BOUCHE: Fr. mouth; consider embouchure "river mouth, " from bouche "mouth", from L. bucca, lit. "cheek & ELATE: to be happy, joyful;feeling of great joy or pride; high spirits, extreme gladness.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx VERY profound! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-14: 02:38:00

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Dogpoomatic

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dah g poom att ik

Sentence: He was always dogpoomatic about his nonconspiracy theories, like a paranoid optimist, thinking everyone was out to get him.....gifts

Etymology: dogmatic, dog poo

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COMMENTS:

pretty shitty word - but I like it - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 10:38:00

Does this word smell? Great sentence ... what a last word! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:34:00

Really enjoyed your sentence ! - Tigger, 2008-01-12: 00:04:00

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