Verboticism: Dismissnosis

'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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Deniaphile

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: dee-nie-al-file

Sentence: Here rests Bill, He'll be here a while It was a heart attack You dumb deniaphile.

Etymology: denial + phile

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COMMENTS:

Love that epitaph! Nice work. - Jamagra, 2008-04-09: 09:31:00

Sad tale of poor Bill. Nice work! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-09: 20:54:00

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Rottatoesis

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Rot-ta-toe-sis

Sentence: Rachel had a bad case of rottatoesis and refused to seek medical treatment for a cure...until her toes fell off!

Etymology: Rot - A - Toes - Is

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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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Contradoctory

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: con - trah - dok - tur - ee

Sentence: Roger was always contradoctory... No matter the diagnosis, he always knew better and did not accept test findings or expert opinions. One wondered why he bothered to seek medical care at all.

Etymology: contradictory, doctor

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COMMENTS:

Because he can only get prescriptions from his doctor...same reason many people go to their doctor! Good Word! - Nosila, 2009-05-28: 10:44:00

artr Great word! - artr, 2009-05-28: 11:50:00

Mystery solved, Nosila.....the prescriptions of course!! Thanks... - mweinmann, 2009-05-28: 11:56:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-05-28: 18:42:00

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Diagnosuch

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: die-ag-NO-such

Sentence: Wilbur refused to accept any sort of diagnosis of an existing ailment, and would declare it to be a diagnosuch, thereby avoiding having to deal with any fear or having to apply a remedy.

Etymology: blend of diagnosis and the term 'no such'

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COMMENTS:

diagbolically good - Nosila, 2009-05-28: 10:42:00

Wilburnished the art of denial.....good word. - mweinmann, 2009-05-28: 12:11:00

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Spurngeon

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: spurn-jun

Sentence: Despite having an appendix the size of a cantaloupe, Jen remained a spurngeon, claiming it was just a case of bad gas.

Etymology: spurn, surgeon

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COMMENTS:

Like a spurngeon, denying for the very first time.... - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-09: 16:17:00

(like a spuuuuuruuuuruuurrrgeon, when your 'script' ain't, what I had in mind...) Oh well, better than having the theme from Grease stuck in my head (which reminds me about the whole cholesterol issue). - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-09: 19:26:00

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Hypocontradictria

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: hypo/contra/dic/treea

Sentence: Someone suffering from hypocontradictria disagrees with all medical diagnoses.

Etymology: hypochondria + contradict

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Reflutiate

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: re-flu-tea-ate

Sentence: "'Tis only a fleshwound," Sir Bledalot reflutiated as another limb was lopped off.

Etymology: refute: disprove + flu: illness

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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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