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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Medicenial

Created by: ordep

Pronunciation: medi si nay yal

Sentence:

Etymology: medical + denial

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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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Negaffliction

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: něg'ə-flĭk'shən

Sentence: "Garth, go get that thing taken care of!" Tanya cajoled. "It's no big deal," Garth negafflicted. "The doctor said it's completely malignant."

Etymology: 'ne,' from Python, of the Knights who say so; 'gaf,'var. of 'gaff,' a metal spur for a gamecock; 'flic,' action taken with one's BIC; 'tion,' take pains to avoid.

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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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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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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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Illstrich

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: il-strich

Sentence: I've known friends to illstrich on occasion, but Todd is a world-class illstricher. There are sores all over his lips, but he swears he's not the 1-in-4 who's got herpes! How can he keep illstriching like he's totally healthy?

Etymology: From "ill" and a contraction of "ostrich" (a large, flightless bird fabled to hide its head in the sand at the first sign of danger)

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nice - galwaywegian, 2010-06-15: 05:14:00

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Diagnore

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: Dye-hag-nor

Sentence: He must know he has it, but he diagnores it all the time.

Etymology: diagnose+ignore

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