Verboticism: Diagnoresis

'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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Spurngeon

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: spurn-jun

Sentence: Despite having an appendix the size of a cantaloupe, Jen remained a spurngeon, claiming it was just a case of bad gas.

Etymology: spurn, surgeon

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COMMENTS:

Like a spurngeon, denying for the very first time.... - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-09: 16:17:00

(like a spuuuuuruuuuruuurrrgeon, when your 'script' ain't, what I had in mind...) Oh well, better than having the theme from Grease stuck in my head (which reminds me about the whole cholesterol issue). - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-09: 19:26:00

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Subjectivitis

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: suhb-jehkt-ihv-ay-tihs

Sentence: Her subjectivitis was acting up again and was harder to treat than the fungus on her feet.

Etymology: subjective (proceeding from or taking place within a person's mind such as to be unaffected by the external world) + itis (inflammation)

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COMMENTS:

better then conjuctivitis.....good one. - mweinmann, 2009-05-28: 12:13:00

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Denyagnosis

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee nye ag no sis

Sentence: Mary came to work no matter how sick she was believing that she was indispensible and a martyr to the cause. Her boss and colleagues resented it because inevitably they'd catch whatever germs she brought into work. Under protest she went to see her doctor one day and returned to work that afternoon, saying everything was fine. But she was in denyagnosis, because the bright red spots proved that she had the chicken pox and now everyone could look forward to getting them.

Etymology: Deny (refuse to accept or believe) & Diagnosis (determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis)

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:) - galwaywegian, 2010-06-15: 05:15:00

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Reflutiate

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: re-flu-tea-ate

Sentence: "'Tis only a fleshwound," Sir Bledalot reflutiated as another limb was lopped off.

Etymology: refute: disprove + flu: illness

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Contradoctory

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: con - trah - dok - tur - ee

Sentence: Roger was always contradoctory... No matter the diagnosis, he always knew better and did not accept test findings or expert opinions. One wondered why he bothered to seek medical care at all.

Etymology: contradictory, doctor

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COMMENTS:

Because he can only get prescriptions from his doctor...same reason many people go to their doctor! Good Word! - Nosila, 2009-05-28: 10:44:00

artr Great word! - artr, 2009-05-28: 11:50:00

Mystery solved, Nosila.....the prescriptions of course!! Thanks... - mweinmann, 2009-05-28: 11:56:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-05-28: 18:42:00

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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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Denyagnose

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: de nye ag nose

Sentence: As Willy's toe-lio worsened, he refused to believe his doctor could denyagnose his condition correctly. His wifde was appalled but not surprised as this condition made Willy a real fungi!

Etymology: Deny (to contradict;deny untrue) & Diagnose (to determine an illness or condition or cause of it)

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Maladenial

artr

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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Diagnosiree

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dy - ag - no - suhr - ee

Sentence: Delbert refused to accept any sort of determination of an existing ailment, choosing instead to be a diagnosiree, thereby avoiding having to deal with any sort of therapy.

Etymology: blend of diagnosis and the slang, 'nosiree'.

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-09: 16:03:00

Yep, very creative! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-09: 16:19:00

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

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