Verboticism: Scornery

'Look out! Here comes a truck!'

DEFINITION: v. To habitually object to and contradict other people's statements, especially if they include any facts or opinions. n. A person who finds fault what other people say no matter what it is, and lets them know it.

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: con/front/say/shun/all

Sentence: Sally was so confrontsayshunall that the debating club hired her when they were practicing for tournaments.

Etymology: confront + say + shun + all + confrontational


Another goodun! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-11: 18:53:00

Witty! Meaning full! You always have such a great way of playing with your words and coming up with the best wons! To blend four words and have it be a pun on another one ... and all right on the definition ... just blows my mind! Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:14:00


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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: kon-trah-dik

Sentence: Cody was being a typical contradick and kept interrupting Jenny's story with a contrasting and persnickity comment. It didn't really matter whether it was a beagle or a greyhound that ran out in front of her car, she just wanted to tell the police officer that she swerved to miss a dog and hit his patrol car.

Etymology: contradict + dick (nuff said!)


nice - galwaywegian, 2009-01-05: 12:21:00

Can't quit chuckling! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-05: 12:48:00

Very good! - TJayzz, 2009-01-06: 08:39:00


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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: LAM bas terd

Sentence: John is a lambastard who tends to angrily dismiss or criticize everything he hears. If he can pick apart any detail and prove you wrong, he will. He doesn't even seem to really be enjoying himself - he just seems pissed off all the time. He still hasn't figured out that being friendly is sometimes more important than being right.

Etymology: lambaste (to criticize severely, berate harshly) + bastard. Yes, OK, I know that the first word is correctly pronounced "lam' bast," with a short "a," but I just couldn't resist. Anyway, the alternative was "contradickt," and I already used "dick" this week.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kon trayr ee yan

Sentence: Marian, Marian, quite the Contraryan, You argue with everyone you know, If your friend had said rain or shine, you would have said, snow! When warned of the truck, you said it was a van and that was your final answer, Your Teutonic pride should have told you it was actually a very fast Panzer.

Etymology: Contrary (very opposed in nature or character or purpose) & Aryan (according to Nazi doctrine, a Caucasian person of Nordic descent) & Panzer (German armoured tank)

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Created by: barbrat




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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: disəgrēəbbel

Sentence: Annabell can’t seem to agree with anybody. She is such a contrarian that her friends have taken to call her disagreeaBell.

Etymology: disagreeable (unpleasant or unenjoyable) + Bell (short for Annabell)

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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: poe/lar/ex/press/shun/ist

Sentence: A polarexpressionist insists that everything is the direct opposite.

Etymology: polar (opposite) + expressionist


Ah, we do think of these negative type of people as grump as a polar bear! Good one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:35:00

grumpy ... forgive my mindstick on the grumps ... grin and bear with me! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:37:00


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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: kav-uhl-REE-uh.

Sentence: He screeched like a contrary cockatoo; prowled like nitpicking prattlesnake - his tongue was merciless; his cavilrrhea relentless. And abderitious abraze bounded from his bottom lip like a crazed kangaroo. His statements, like taipan's fangs, sank deeply into the opinions of his family and friends. Bombastic, kookaburric, Bob looked to find fault in the best arguments of others, that even passers-by felt the painsay of his uttersnipe.

Etymology: Blend of CAVIL:to find fault unneccesarily & -RRHEA:excessive and frequent flow. TAIPAN: a large, fast, highly venomous, aust snake. ABDERITE: a scoffer, so called from Democritos, the laughing philospher. Kookaburra, aust bird known for its laughing.


great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-11: 12:25:00

Another good one! Congrats on overall win last week!! - Stevenson0, 2008-03-11: 16:17:00

As always ... many great creates ... fun ... and so erudite! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:44:00


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Created by: bigveg

Pronunciation: ob-trite

Sentence: she was so mad she shouted right!, i've had enough of all your sh*te, there will be no love for you tonight, if you don't quit your act obtrite!

Etymology: obtuse: lacking intellectual acuity - trite: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse


Rhymes are fun any time. Good word, too! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 20:54:00


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Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: ree-tore-shun-ul-ist

Sentence: Eric was such a horrible retortionalist. He constantly contradicted whatever comments his friends made. When asked about his friends, he replied, "I don't have friends, I have peers..." It was a wonder he even had friends....err...peers.

Etymology: retort (to reply sharply as with contradiction) + contortionist (meant as being able to turn someone elses words against them; it really means an acrobatic person)


Touche! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-11: 19:12:00

Great choice of words ... the controtionist in your verboticism really captures those negative twists that tumble from the tongue. Interesting word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:08:00


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