Verboticism: Gripesence

'The gossip around here is awful.'

DEFINITION: v. To complain and complain about a problem without ever taking action to correct it. n. A complaint about something which you can fix but choose not to.

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Blabstention

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: blabˈsten sh ən

Sentence: Maggy complained bitterly to anyone who would listen about the quality of the food in the company cafeteria. It was a true case of blabstention, saying much and doing nothing, when you considered that she was the food services manager.

Etymology: blab (reveal secrets by indiscreet talk) + abstention (the fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something)

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Sympester

Created by: sarahnade

Pronunciation: sim-pehst-er

Sentence: Susan sympestered me all week about how dirty the house was.

Etymology: sympathy + pester

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Gripesence

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: grahyp/es/uhnt

Sentence: Every office has two, or three incessant bitchers (women) and bastarders (men) who complain about every detail and do nothing about it except be bitchers and bastarders. This evil underlying gripesence is the single most distructive force in the workplace.

Etymology: gripe + quiescence

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COMMENTS:

Oh The Gripes of Riffraff. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:37:00

petaj Purple, that sounds like a sickening scene from the Rocky Horror Show - petaj, 2007-06-16: 01:42:00

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Complyning

Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: cum-pline-ing (Crikey! this word sounds Australian.)

Sentence: Mabel claims to despise all their whining but I know she's over there complyning.

Etymology: complying + complaining

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Hypocribitch

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /hɪˈpɑkɹəˌbɪtʃ/

Sentence: We all hypocribitch sometimes.

Etymology: From hypocrite + bitch

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COMMENTS:

usually while playing a game of hypocribbage - galwaywegian, 2007-06-15: 06:08:00

Must be the Season of the Bitch. (Damn this tunacy.) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:41:00

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Complaze

Created by: Susiestar

Pronunciation: Com-pl-aze (as in days)

Sentence: You always complaze about things. Why don't you do something about them?

Etymology: Comp - from complain laze - from the verb "to laze"

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Bitchenmoanonucleosis

Created by: AlexCityAL

Pronunciation: bitch and moan oh new clee oh sis

Sentence: All our boss did was whine to everyone about the problems with our team that it did not take a doctor to diagnose he had a bad case of bitchenmoanonucleosis.

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Supwhine

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: SUP-wine

Sentence: Why fix a problem when you can supwhine about it?

Etymology: Supine (failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness) + whine (a feeble or petulant complaint)

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Dramascret

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Dro-ma-scret

Sentence: Shelia whispered a "dramascret" to me and made me promise not to tell anyone. She was so dramatic that I thought to myself...hmmmm, OH! I must know more of her secret gossip. She always does this expecting different results. If she only would keep her dramascret's to herself,he thought,then he wouldn't be wasting his coffee break on such drivel.

Etymology: Dramatic and secret gossip

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Gripethetic

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: gryp-eh-THET-ic

Sentence: Winston is absolutely and hopelessly gripethetic; he constantly yammers about issues and conditions that he thinks are wrong but when it comes to making any effort to change them he remains silent.

Etymology: Blend of 'gripe' (v. to complain with grumbling ) and 'pathetic' (adj. pitifully inferior or inadequate)

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