Verboticism: Rearaction


Created by: TJayzz

Definition: n., An expressive gesture made with the belief that the person it is directed at cannot see it, typically occurs during telephone conversations, email discourses, and behind people's backs. v. To use an unseen gesture to express what you cannot say.

Pronunciation: Ree-er-act-shun

Sentence: Norman was completely oblivious to the rearaction that was going on behind his back when he expressed his ideas for the new office decor. Everyone sounded like they were full of praise and approval whilst their hidden gestures told a very different story.

Etymology: Rear(at the back, behind) ORIGIN Old French rere from Latin retro 'back' + Action(a thing done) = Rearaction

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Comments: Rearaction

Mustang - 2008-11-19: 07:58:00
Sounds almost though.

metrohumanx - 2008-11-21: 08:32:00
Great word- has slightly militaristic favour, also.