Verboticism: Repudiitis

Repudiitis

petaj

Created by: petaj

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.

Pronunciation: re-pyoo-dee-itis

Sentence: Magdalene had gone from the sublime to the ridicuous. Once a confirmed hypochondriac, she was now afflicted with repudiitis and ignored the suppurating wounds erupting on her arms, the death-at-three-paces halitosis and the hanks of hair falling out

Etymology: repudiate (refuse) + -itis (suffix indicating disease)

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