Verboticism: Pessimisappropriator

'I wish this tree was dead.'

DEFINITION: v. To ignore anything positive and focus your energy on problems, disasters, and whatever bad news you find. n. A person who searches for, and feeds on, other people's weaknesses, failures and mistakes.

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Pessimisappropriator

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: pez-i-miss-a-pro-pree-ater

Sentence: Never content with her own minor troubles, Marlene thrived by pessimisappropriating everyone else's catastrophes. She retold their stories as her own so frequently that even the victims started to believe it had happened to Marlene instead of themselves.

Etymology: pessimist (someone who focuses on the negatives) + misappropriate (to wrongly take over something)

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Comments: Pessimisappropriator

silveryaspen - 2009-04-21: 09:52:00
Like the aspect and approach you presented and the neat alliteration in your word. Both are another of today's Great Creates!

Nosila - 2009-04-21: 22:25:00
pessimisappropos!

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-22: 05:52:00
Props! to your Pessimisappropriator! Very good word! :)