Verboticism: Dismissnosis

'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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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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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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Antidisfollowdoctor

Created by: balku4

Pronunciation: aw-dee-sfowll-teer

Sentence: youre a antidisfollowdoctor

Etymology: look at the word you will see

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

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Diagnore

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: Dye-hag-nor

Sentence: He must know he has it, but he diagnores it all the time.

Etymology: diagnose+ignore

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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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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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Spurngeon

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: spurn-jun

Sentence: Despite having an appendix the size of a cantaloupe, Jen remained a spurngeon, claiming it was just a case of bad gas.

Etymology: spurn, surgeon

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Like a spurngeon, denying for the very first time.... - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-09: 16:17:00

(like a spuuuuuruuuuruuurrrgeon, when your 'script' ain't, what I had in mind...) Oh well, better than having the theme from Grease stuck in my head (which reminds me about the whole cholesterol issue). - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-09: 19:26:00

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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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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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