Verboticism: Pettisessive

'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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Sothereathon

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: soh-th air-uh-thon

Sentence: Craig is always right. It doesn't matter how trivial or meaningless the point is, he must convince everybody that he knows more than them. His friends, the few he has left, refer to his pointless rantings as sothereathons.

Etymology: so there (used for emphasis, or to show that something is being done in opposition to someone else's wishes)+ marathon (any contest, event, or the like, of great, or greater than normal, length or duration or requiring exceptional endurance)

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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: pettifog (argue) + petty (trival) + obsessive

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-13: 04:11:00

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Obsessassert

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: uhb-SESS-uh-sert

Sentence: Whenever he made any kind of point in an argument or discussion Woodrow would obsessassert his views until his audience would cave in whether or not they agreed with him.

Etymology: Blend of 'obsess' (to preoccupy intensely or abnormally obsessed with success0 and 'assert' (to state with assurance, confidence, or force; state strongly or positively)

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Superighteousness

Created by: matty

Pronunciation: SOO per RIE chus nes; SOO per REK tu fie

Sentence: Jim will argue about anything and everything until the other person finally gives in allowing him to reach a heightened state of superighteousness, a plane of correctness not attainable by the average person with average reasoning. Just the other day, I said, “It’s hot” and Jim spent an hour superectifying my innocuous comment going so far as to google weather patterns and average temperatures on Mars to assure me that it wasn’t hot allowing him to be, once again, superectilious.

Etymology: super-over/above + righteous-divinely right and justifiable

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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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Needleglee

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Nee-del-gl-ee

Sentence: Joe just loved to needleglee everyone by provoking an argument just so that he could get his point of view across. He wouldn't give up until they got so fed up that they eventually let him think that he had won. Best of all was arguing with his six year old daughter as he could always guarantee he would win.

Etymology: Needle(provoke by antagonism,hostility) + Glee(great delight,smug satisfaction) = Needleglee

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COMMENTS:

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-11: 08:06:00

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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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Argubator

Created by: aubreymsilva

Pronunciation: arg-u-bator.

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Determinanal

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: de - TER - min - anl

Sentence: Rufus was absolutely determinanal in trying to prove his off the wall theories and opinions.

Etymology: Determined and anal retentive

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COMMENTS:

What an ending! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:38:00

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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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