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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Diagnoresis

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: di/egg/nor'/sis

Sentence: "You have diabetes," Dr. Marcus Wellknee told his patient. "Nonsense," replied Fred. "I'm irritable and tired because I don't get enough sleep at night. I'm always thirsty and hungry because I do a lot of heavy physical labor at work. I go to the bathroom lots because I drink so much water when I am thirsty. There's no way I have diabetes, Doc! I'm only 38!" Under "prognosis" on Fred's chart, Dr. Wellknee wrote "diagnoresis".

Etymology: diagnosis + ignore

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COMMENTS:

Good Blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-09: 20:55:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Medicenial

Created by: ordep

Pronunciation: medi si nay yal

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Etymology: medical + denial

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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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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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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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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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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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Maladenial

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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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Paranoiditis

Created by: LegendDeer

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