Verboticism: Banevolence

'Let me hold the door for you...'

DEFINITION: n., A gallant gesture which does not produce the desired effect because of poor execution. v., To offer a small gesture of assistance, which backfires as you trip over your own kind intentions.

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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: bain-ehv-oh-lence

Sentence: Thomas' banevolence was beginning to cost him. The proliferation of cuts, bruises and trips to the chiropractor was making him think that chivalry was going to get him dead.

Etymology: bane + (ben)evolence

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Comments: Banevolence

libertybelle - 2007-10-26: 11:10:00
Terrific word!

Jabberwocky - 2007-10-26: 12:19:00
good word MrDave

OZZIEBOB - 2007-10-28: 02:25:00
Good word and antonym of benevolence!