Verboticism: Smelancholia

Smelancholia

Created by: wordmeister

Definition: n. Anxiety caused by fear that one's body odor may offend others; often exacerbated when required to remove heavy sweaters, or footwear.v. To worry about the way you smell.

Pronunciation: smel-an-col-lee-a

Sentence: Michael suffered from severe smelancholia. And in an effort to mask his real or imagined malodours, he would always wear long sleeve shirts, two or three sweaters, and rubbers boots. While this did relieve the psychological symptoms, it had a rather unfortunate physical manifestation.

Etymology: smell + melancholia

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