Verboticism: Deliar

Deliar

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Definition: v., To show appreciation for a gift, even if it is something that you do not really need or want, by feigning joy. n., A faked display of gratitude.

Pronunciation: de-lye-er

Sentence: Mabel was an excellent deliar. She clapped enthusiastically at the salad shooter, and smiled appreciatively at the hand-made sweaters. She managed to delie her way through the gift exchange without once saying how much she thought she'd get for them at a yard sale.

Etymology: de(light) mashed to liar

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