Verboticism: Maladenial

'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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Notme

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nätmē

Sentence: Despite what the doctor told him Jason returned with a diagnosis of allswell. He had already self-prescribed a generous dose of notme.

Etymology: not (used to express the negative of other words) + me (pronoun, first person singular)

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Denialvirus

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee nyal vy rus

Sentence: When Roger was bitten by a huge mosquito and had to be hospitalized, he still claimed that he just had a bug bite. He was suffering from denialvirus, which he absolutely refused to believe because he had never even been to Egypt.

Etymology: Denial (the act of asserting that something alleged is not true) & Nile Virus (West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord).

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Deniagnosis

picabomama

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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Maladenial

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: malədēnīəl

Sentence: Despite a cough that rattles windows and a diagnosis of pneumonia by his doctor, Rudy insists he only has a minor cold. His maladenial could be profitable if there was a market for the lung pearls he is producing.

Etymology: malady (a disease or ailment) + denial (the action of declaring something to be untrue)

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Medicenial

Created by: ordep

Pronunciation: medi si nay yal

Sentence:

Etymology: medical + denial

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Procrastinfector

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: pro-crass-tin-fek-tour

Sentence: Three-fifths of the Varsity Footballers in our high school are procratinfectors, having convinced themselves that the itch "down there" is just dry skin. It sure is strange that Marla has the same itch.

Etymology: procrastinator+infected

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COMMENTS:

i love the look on the dude's face in the cartoon! - queenjane75, 2008-04-09: 19:35:00

Yes, he looks like a fungi... - Nosila, 2008-04-09: 19:53:00

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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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Diagnosiree

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dy - ag - no - suhr - ee

Sentence: Delbert refused to accept any sort of determination of an existing ailment, choosing instead to be a diagnosiree, thereby avoiding having to deal with any sort of therapy.

Etymology: blend of diagnosis and the slang, 'nosiree'.

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-09: 16:03:00

Yep, very creative! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-09: 16:19:00

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

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