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'Dang! Missed again.'

DEFINITION: v. To insist on helping someone solve a problem only to make it worse... much worse. n. The satisfaction that comes from knowing you have done your best to help someone, even if it did not turn out as well as expected.

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Goodindentions

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: good in dent shuns

Sentence: Debugging Georgia's computer seemed easy enough until Roger whacked it with a sledge hammer. He had goodindentions, he just should have used the Raid.

Etymology: Good intentions (well meaning actions/thoughts) & Dent (an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

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Smugklutz

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: smuhg-kluhtz

Sentence: As usual, Willie was a smugklutz, seemingly unaware of the huge mess he'd again created in trying to help Amy format her PC and was quite self satisfied with his efforts.

Etymology: Blend of 'smug' (contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority) and 'klutz' (a stupid or foolish person; blockhead)

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Contemptment

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: kənˈtɛm(p)tm(ə)nt

Sentence: George was so full of contemptment for his neighbours he just loved giving them a dig out, a generous helping of klutz pie was always on hand when George was around. Alas, by the time he was finished he needed an alias.

Etymology: A fusing of 1-contempt: a feeling of disrespect or scorn 2-contentment a feeling of inner peace and satisfaction

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Helperskelpering

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: help er skel per ing

Sentence: The cousins thought they were helping the fun begin! To their surprise, all their helperskelpering was met with shrieks when the parents got home to a house turned upside down...

Etymology: From two words: to HELP and HELTERSKELTER or to leave in complete disarray

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Excellent creation! Wish you had done a sentence for us to enjoy, too. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:24:00

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Deterioraid

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: dee-teer-ee-or-aid

Sentence: Things went from sublime to ridiculous when Jack showed up insisting on deterioraiding the party. Although his cooking was excellent, he had a grating personality which dampened any zest for celebrations.

Etymology: deteriorate (worsen) + aid (help)

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COMMENTS:

hehehe. knew his sister! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-02: 05:02:00

Good word...Jack's definitely a partly pooper! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:00:00

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Windfail

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: winfāl

Sentence: Having a friend help with her homework turned out to be a major winfail. He knew less about the subject than she did. He was apparently interested in a wholly different form of chemistry.

Etymology: windfall (an unexpected, unearned, or sudden gain or advantage) + fail (to fall short)

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Auxeddamn

Created by: Artomun

Pronunciation: AHKS-eh-dam

Sentence: n. The aid provided by Robert turned out, in the end, to be an auxeddamnation. v. In the end, Robert's auxeddamning resulted in the demise of my laptop.

Etymology: Auxilium- aid (Latin); sed- but (Latin); damnum- damage (Latin).

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Worstaid

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: wir-st-ayd

Sentence: George could see Miranda was struggling to put a picture up on the wall so he felt he just had to offer his assistance. He rushed over and told her to stand back and he would get the job done in no time. Unfortunately it ended in a case of worstaid when he swung the hammer back and it flew right out of his hand and not only smashed her antique vase but rebounded and landed on Miranda's big toe. He did offer to run her to A&E but she insisted on driving there herself.

Etymology: Worst(an outcome ending in as much damage as possible) + Aid(assistance,help) = Worstaid

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Nothanuckorse

Created by: leeannhamers

Pronunciation: Ne-oh-thh-A-ing-uh-kah- or- c-

Sentence: omigod my boyfriend has sweet intentions but he is very Nothanuckorse

Etymology: No thank you, luck, worse

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Aggravarian

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ag/ra/var/i/an

Sentence: Joey's helpful nature combined with his klutziness makes him more of an aggravarian than a Good Samaritan when he helps his friends.

Etymology: AGGRAVARIAN - noun - from AGGRAVATE (to make worse, or more severe) + GOOD SAMARITAN (one who is compassionate and helpful to a person in distress)

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COMMENTS:

Very nice word play - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:09:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-02: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-17: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James