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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Neverbending

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: ne-ver-bend-ing

Sentence: Quick! Hide! Here comes Joe Kokomo, the endless debater! Even when you agree with him, he goes on and on with his neverbending!

Etymology: a composite of never bending with never-ending

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COMMENTS:

I think they made a movei about Joe called 'The Neverbending Story' - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 14:14:00

oops I meant movie - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 14:15:00

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Argusive

Created by: eljono

Pronunciation:

Sentence: She's very argusive, she just loves being right

Etymology: argumentative + compulsive

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Argubator

Created by: aubreymsilva

Pronunciation: arg-u-bator.

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Argumentalcase

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Created by: sharktrager

Pronunciation: ar-gu-MEN-tal-case

Sentence: I lived with an argumentalcase who was so convinced that London was a dangerous city that I shot her.

Etymology: Argumental + mental case

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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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Stubbornthusiasm

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /stub-ern-thoo'-zee-az-uhm/

Sentence: Matt smiled with stubbornthusiasm, or tried to, as he picked up his teeth, because he just knew he was right — his favorite player had been fouled in the finals, so the other team's win in the championships was null and void as far as he was concerned, no matter what that big, hairy, drunk guy with the big knuckles said.

Etymology: stubborn - tenaciously unwilling to yield (c.1386, of uncertain origin) + enthusiasm - great excitement or interest in a subject or cause (Greek, enthousiasmós "god-possessed")

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 11:01:00

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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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Debatabull

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dee/bate/a/bull

Sentence: He was so inflated by his need to be confrontational that he would even argue with the cat. Even the time of day was debatabull.

Etymology: debatable + bull****

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COMMENTS:

Short and right on the definition! Kudos for this creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 13:43:00

Sounds like a bit of unidebatabullology - and catty, too! Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-13: 04:08:00

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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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