Verboticism: Superighteousness

'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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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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Spartner

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spart ner

Sentence: John always argued with his wife Ginger. He would argue about every and anything. He was so addicted to arguing with her that he was her spartner, not just her partner. Lucky girl...

Etymology: Spar (duel, argue, debate) & Partner (someone with whom you can spar)

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Fallowvictory

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Fa - low - vik - toe - ree

Sentence: It was another fallowvictory for Ted. He had proven to his doubting neighbors that he could back his SUV into the garage blindfolded. It would take the better part of the summer to reconstruct the new family room addition that shared its back wall. Nevermind, Ted thought.... he decided to bask in the satisfaction that he was right, once again.

Etymology: Fallow (cultivated land that is not seeded or productive; undeveloped but potentially useful; condition of being unseeded) + Victory (state of having triumphed; defeat of enemy or opponent)

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COMMENTS:

love it - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-11: 08:03:00

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Compettytive

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: com petti tiv

Sentence: Wayne was a very compettytive person who always had to have the last word. He would argue endlessly about things he knew little about, just so he could win. It was said people just gave in to shut him up...but he never let it end there...he would gloat and brag about how smart he was. It was very annoying. It was this tenacity that got him through Law School and saw him end up successfully litigating at the law firm of Spar, Quarrel, Bicker & Niggle.

Etymology: Competitive (showing a fighting disposition or argumentitive disposition) & Petty (trivial, minor of little importance)

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Winnebeego

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: win - uh - BEE - goh

Sentence: Alf, now friendless because of his winnebeego ways, is reduced to travelling the dusty roads of the outback in his Winnebago, all the while on his ultimate quest searching for the original black stump. He just can't help himself though because he argues with each "local" who gives him duhrections to find it. I even heard that he had a hot debate with the dog on the tucker box about it's location!

Etymology: winner + be + ego / Winnebago

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COMMENTS:

duhrections - apologies to zebrahdh but I just love that word! - bananabender, 2008-01-11: 19:41:00

Beyond the black stump is a favourite old Aussie saying. It basically means beyond the back blocks, far off in the backcountry, far from civilization. For the curious the history of the saying is in this link: http://www.abc.net.au/queensland/heritage/stories/s680695.htm - bananabender, 2008-01-11: 19:51:00

The Dog On The Tuckerbox is an Aussie icon. The statue is located at Gundagai in NSW. - bananabender, 2008-01-11: 19:57:00

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Spattitude

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: spat - te - toode

Sentence: What excitement swirled around Rhonda was multiplied by her extreme spattitude. She had a gift for creating arguments just to show that she knew more than everyone else. Even if she was wrong, she asserted herself with a forceful attitude of complete belief in her often incorrect "facts" and would go to any length to try to prove that she was right.

Etymology: Spat means to bicker, quarrel or fuss + attitude means state of mind; disposition or way of thinking or acting

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COMMENTS:

Spaticulous word! - Nosila, 2008-11-10: 15:30:00

Excellent - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-11: 03:48:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-11: 08:02:00

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Masdebation

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) mass-dee-ba-shun (intr. v.) mass-dee-bate

Sentence: I've seldom seen such offensive and public displays of masdebation as witnessed in a classroom of freshmen boys. Some of them are so intent on proving their naive points that they won't give it up until they go blind.

Etymology: mas[tur]bation + deb[ate]

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COMMENTS:

Chuckling ... just the right tinge of risque as it rolls off the tongue! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:36:00

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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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Disputin

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: disˈpyoōtin

Sentence: Victor's detractors referred to him as Disputin. He seemed to revel in any opportunity to jump in on a debate. Whatever opinion someone expressed, he was all too ready to take up the opposing argument. It didn't matter how trivial the point, he would hammer his rival into submission. The only thing worse his assault was the gloating that followed.

Etymology: dispute (a disagreement, argument, or debate) + Rasputin (Russian monk. He exerted great influence over Tsar Nicholas II and his family during World War I known for his powers of elocution)

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Can't argue over a dispute about Rasputin.... - Mustang, 2008-11-10: 06:55:00

Very interesting blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-11: 03:45:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-11: 08:01:00

simple yet so meaningful.... - rombus, 2008-11-11: 10:52:00

libertybelle excellent word!! This is one for the dictionary! - libertybelle, 2008-11-11: 12:28:00

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Pathofutiloser

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: paθəfyoōtloōzər

Sentence: Patrick is such a pathofutiloser that he would argue with the squirrels in the park just to feel that he had won something.

Etymology: pathological (compulsive; obsessive) + futile (pointless) + loser (a person who fails frequently)

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