Verboticism: Diagnosuch

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

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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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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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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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Medicontradiction

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: med-i-con-tra-dic-shon

Sentence: Lois' medicontradiction worried her family. Not only did she continue to deny her condition, but it was grossing everyone out. When they made her eat on the patio, she finally accepted the fact that she needed medication.

Etymology: medication + medical condition + contradiction (to deny or refute)

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Yes....time to get a prescription!! Good word. - mweinmann, 2009-05-28: 12:12:00

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Dismissnosis

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dis-mis-noh-sis

Sentence: The doctor may have his opinion about what is wrong with Jerry but he has own dismissnosis. In his world denial trumps knowledge any day.

Etymology: dismiss (to discharge or remove) + diagnosis (the process of determining by examination the nature and circumstances of a diseased condition)

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Denyagnosis

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee nye ag no sis

Sentence: "Congratulations, Bertha, you are pregnant and will be expecting twins in 6 months time!", said Dr.Pepper. But Bertha cried "No"..."Dr.Pepper, that is a denyagnosis...I could not possibly be pregnant, nevermind having twins!" "Why not?"asked Dr.Pepper..."You did have saex with someone 3 months ago, did you not?" "Yes", said Bertha, "But it was only one time with one guy, Bertie...everyone knows you have to do it more than once or with 2 guys to get twins!!!"

Etymology: Deny (declare untrue; contradict;refuse to accept or believe) & Diagnosis (identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon)

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COMMENTS:

artr I submitted a word today but I'm not sure why. This one is perfect! - artr, 2009-05-28: 05:06:00

geat word!! - mweinmann, 2009-05-28: 12:09:00

Best of the day! - Mustang, 2009-05-28: 18:40:00

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

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