Verboticism: Impotentate

Impotentate

Created by: bookowl

Definition: v. To be offered regular encouragement, unwavering support and subtle but unrelenting criticism based on the worry that you may not be realizing your "full potential". n. The helpful but sometimes annoying advice given by a mother to a child.

Pronunciation: im/poe/ten/tate

Sentence: His mother was such an impotentate that her nagging had a reverse effect.

Etymology: impotent + potentate

Points: 773

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