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'I wish this dress didn't make me look so fat...'

DEFINITION: v. To seek compliments and/or support by insulting oneself or by complaining about the difficulty of one's life. n. A person who uses self-deprecation as flattery bait.

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Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: STEP ON ME

Sentence: Gawd, Tracy's steponmeness has really gotten out of control. I heard she is going to be on the new reality show, "Kick Me When I am Down"

Etymology: I would have just used "mygirlfriend" but I thought I'd be a little more creative


A steponme wanting everyone to step in and step her up! Outsteppingly done! This has a real kick to it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 17:53:00

Great etymology — kinda' says it all. - Tigger, 2008-02-27: 22:24:00


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Created by: emd11

Pronunciation: mal-ee-go-dict-shun

Sentence: Even though she knew she was smart, she used a malegodiction, to get her friend to tell her so.

Etymology: Malegodiction comes from the bases mal-bad, ego- self, and dict- speak. It means to speak badly about oneself in order to gain praise from others.


Ooo, I like that one. Good job, EMD :-) - XMbIPb, 2010-05-12: 17:21:00


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Created by: patatoast




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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ˈēgōtroʊling

Sentence: Susy's self-esteem had taken a battering during her lifetime. It started with her parents letting her know that her birth had been an accident, the aftermath of an open-bar company christmas party. Her response was egotrolling. Much like a skilled fisherman, she would cast out a baited line to see what she could catch. Her line?: "I'm not very good (whatever) Her bait?: a sad pouty face.

Etymology: ego (a person's sense of self-importance) trolling (to fish by trailing a baited line behind a boat)

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Created by: nickmarziani

Pronunciation: ee-go-tisk

Sentence: Brian: If I could just lose ten pounds, I could really pull off this outfit. Edgar: Egotsk, dude--you know damn well you look hot in that cardigan!

Etymology: Egoist(conceited, boastfil person) + Tsk (a declaration of disdain)


petaj nice and concise - petaj, 2008-12-11: 02:07:00

Cute, and very good verboticism - Mustang, 2008-12-11: 07:14:00

I dont like your word! Sorry dude! - timlumber1, 2008-12-13: 17:11:00

I think your ego got in the way, it was your ego-tisk HAHA please try again! - timlumber1, 2008-12-14: 05:07:00


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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: ah-ten-shun-beg-ist

Sentence: Kim Carcrashagain was such an attentionbeggest.

Etymology: The act of needing so much attention that a person will beg for it.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: com para so nar

Sentence: Melissa's comparisonar was working overtime. She could sense when her whines would get her the much needed attention she craved. Her comparisonar could send out signals for 20 feet over a crowded room that said, "I can't help it, my beauty is such a curse, I'd rather be fat, ugly and poor!" "Yeah, right, Melissa", thought her friend, Didi, "Careful what you wish for, because time, gravity and having a mortgage, 3 kids and a cheating husband will give you your wish"!

Etymology: comparison (examining differences) & sonar (a measuring device)


Clever interpretation of the definition! Unique creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 12:05:00

I think Didi's getting ready to 'ping' Melissa right in the nose. Ditto to what silveryaspen wrote. - Tigger, 2008-02-27: 22:34:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ee - go - fladj - uh - LAY - shun

Sentence: Giselle's self esteem was so low she resorted to harsh criticism of herself through incessant egoflagellation in hopes of enticing a favorable rebuttal from family and friends.

Etymology: blend of ego and flagellation


Fantastic word! - Tigger, 2008-02-27: 02:40:00

You got it whipped! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 11:46:00

nice blend of words - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-27: 13:20:00

Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-27: 15:43:00


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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: bee-lit-tull-big-man

Sentence: In his acceptance speech, the oscar-winning actor made little of his accomplishment, instead giving much credit to everyone else in the movie, and to those who had a hand in making the movie. His down play of himself, worked in reverse, making him seem even better, nobler, and nicer. It was his way to belittlebigman.

Etymology: Belittle and big man, also a play on the movie Little Big Man. Belittle: make little of: down play. Big Man: slang expression meaning great or important person.


It could also have been Louisa belitllinglittlewomen - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-27: 13:04:00

If the movie was about General Custer's demise, it may have been titled, "Belittlebigman at the "Little Big Horn" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-27: 15:54:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pal a ver shun

Sentence: Penny used palaversion to get attention for herself. Pity, compassion and sympathy helped her get the attention and flattery she needed. It was a form of passive-aggressive pandering.

Etymology: Palaver (flattery intended to persuade;influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering)& Aversion (the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-27: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Maxine. Thank you Maxine. ~ James

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Today's definition was suggested by Maxine. Thank you Maxine. ~ James

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