Verboticism: Deniailment

'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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Deniailment

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: deny/ailment

Sentence: Even though his eyelids were stuck together when he woke up and his eyes were red and full of pus, he refused to consider that he might have pink eye and insisted he just had morning allergies.

Etymology: denial + ailment

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Comments: Deniailment

OZZIEBOB - 2008-04-09: 20:48:00
Good word containing both denail & illness(ailment).

Mustang - 2008-04-10: 03:35:00
Best of the day. Good one!