Verboticism: Denyagnosis

'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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Denialvirus

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee nyal vy rus

Sentence: When Roger was bitten by a huge mosquito and had to be hospitalized, he still claimed that he just had a bug bite. He was suffering from denialvirus, which he absolutely refused to believe because he had never even been to Egypt.

Etymology: Denial (the act of asserting that something alleged is not true) & Nile Virus (West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord).

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Scougher

Created by: shoeshineboy

Pronunciation: SKOF-fer

Sentence: I can't stand when all the scoughers come to work and get everyone else sick when they KNOW they are contagious.

Etymology: scoff + cougher

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Notme

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nätmē

Sentence: Despite what the doctor told him Jason returned with a diagnosis of allswell. He had already self-prescribed a generous dose of notme.

Etymology: not (used to express the negative of other words) + me (pronoun, first person singular)

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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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Paranoiditis

Created by: LegendDeer

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Medicenial

Created by: ordep

Pronunciation: medi si nay yal

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Etymology: medical + denial

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Whynochondriac

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: wy-no-kon-dre-ack

Sentence: Martin's propensity to downplay his illnesses really makes him quite the whynochondriac; just today when asked if he came down with poison ivy after falling asleep in the patch of it, he responded, "why, no!" although his eyes swollen shut and the rash on his body suggests otherwise.

Etymology: why no + hypochondriac

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Disagsease

Created by: dennisrussis

Pronunciation: diz eg ziz

Sentence: Obseesed with belief of absolute health Mike disageased all sickly signs he felt with increasing frequency in his stomach.

Etymology: Disagree (deny something) + disease (illness)

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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