Verboticism: Arguvator

'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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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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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: PETTISESSIVE - noun from PETTIFOG (to bicker, or quibble over trifles, or unimportant matters) + OBSESSIVE (to dominate, or preoccupy the thoughts, feelings, or desires of a person)

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very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-11: 03:46:00

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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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Smugstruggle

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smug strug gill

Sentence: Nigel was always up for a smugstruggle. He was competitive to the point of nauseum. He'd cheat, connive and find a way to always win the argument and then rub everyone's nose in it. To prove himself right about dangerous butterknives, he cut off his finger with it. Many wished he had severed his tongue instead!

Etymology: Smug (marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction) & Struggle (be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight)

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

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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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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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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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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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