Verboticism: Compassiveness

'I'm surprised that no one else has picked up the ball.'

DEFINITION: v. To listen intently and sympathize with your colleagues when they request assistance, and then to simply, and completely, forget about it. n. The ability to sympathize with, yet ignore, requests for help.

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Sympathesia

Created by: mja188

Pronunciation: sym-pa-th-e-z-a

Sentence: It didn't matter how horrible the story Jim always seemed to suffer from sympathesia

Etymology: Sympathy and amensia

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Empathetic

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: em/pa/theh/tik

Sentence: Our IT team is very empathetic. They listen attentively to our problems and then promptly forget about them.

Etymology: empathy + pathetic

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Compassiveness

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: com-pass-iv-ness

Sentence: Her attitude and attention, which seemingly sincere, should not be misleading. Its all scheming compassiveness.

Etymology: from compassionate + passive

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Disenharken

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: dis-en-hahr-kuhn

Sentence: John's disenharkening behavior left Carol feeling as though her confidant was useless.

Etymology: Take off on "dis" + "enhearten" meaning "to give heart" and "dis harken" meaning "forgetting to hear"

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Empathotomy

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: empa/thot/amy

Sentence: His unique skill in performing an empathotomy was known not only by his colleagues but also by his superiors.

Etymology: empathize + lobotomy

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Fauxgetfullness

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: foh-get-fool-ness

Sentence: When challenged by his boss, James blamed his inaction on his chronic fauxgetfullness.

Etymology: faux + forgetfullness (contraction)

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Sympafake

Created by: toralora

Pronunciation: sim/pah/faik

Sentence: I though he was supportive but as it turned out it was all one big sympafake.

Etymology: sympathize + fake/false

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Conmanfidant

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: konn mahnn fid awnt

Sentence: He was a complete comnamfidant. They all ran to him with their deepest secret fears, mistaking his wide eyed look as one of surprise when in fact he had thyroid issues and ulterior motives.

Etymology: confidant, con man

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Teamnesia

Created by: splangdon

Pronunciation:

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Ipodnod

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: I/pod/nod

Sentence: He was a master of the ipodnod. He looked intensely interested but he was really listening to his favorite tunes

Etymology: ipod + nod

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Is this a confession? - wordmeister, 2007-02-27: 19:31:00

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