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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: 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: Banky

Pronunciation: me-line

Sentence: Joel quickly grew defensive when we called him out for constantly meligning himself to garner compliments that would assuage his ego. "I WISH I could be self-deprecating," he retorted, "but I'm unfortunately just not very good at it."

Etymology: me - reference to one's self, malign - to disparage by speaking ill of


Very good 'me'aning! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 17:36:00

Loved the irony of your sentence! - Tigger, 2008-02-27: 22:41:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kom-pluh-troh-ling

Sentence: Every time Allison says something bad about herself, she expects her friends to tell her how wrong she is. Her complitrolling has become so annoying that several of her buddies have taken to merely agreeing with her.

Etymology: compliment (an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration) + trolling (fishing)

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Created by: abbyg

Pronunciation: e-go-bue-st

Sentence: "Do i look as skinny and pretty today as i did yesterday?" "stop egoboosting."

Etymology: boost comes from the latin root buest which means "to raise" or "increase". ego comes from the latin root ego which means "self" so the direct etymology literally means "to raise self"


noice werd! - oliviasull, 2010-05-10: 12:42:00


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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: bertbam86

Pronunciation: com-pul-ty

Sentence: "If you compult one more time I will never speak to you again."


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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: mrali613

Pronunciation: self-bully

Sentence: eintsein had bought brand new sneakers to go along with his skinny jeans. He knew he looked great but no one had complimented on them. So he started selfbullying himself to get compliments.

Etymology: hindi

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Created by: freiflug

Pronunciation: /flætərplænt/

Sentence: "By telling me how hard it is for good-looking women to find an honest guy, Karen flatterplanted me." "Jessica needs to be constantly reminded of her stunning physique and overall popularity. She can't survive one day without a compliment. She's such a flatterplant."

Etymology: flatter: to compliment someone, often insincerely and sometimes to win favour; to enhance someone's vanity by praising them; to portray something to advantage plant: (transitive) to place (a seed or plant) in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow; (transitive) to place (an object, or sometimes a person), often with the implication of intending deceit


artr Good combo. - artr, 2010-05-10: 12:29:00


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Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: E-go-fin-da-mint

Sentence: Patti, who was an attractive woman, would always ask her not-so attractive friends for their opinions about dating and fashion, but would always counter their opinions with an egoffendiment that made her friends feel insecure about themselves.

Etymology: Mixture of "Ego", "Offend" and "iment" from Compliment

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

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-10: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by Maxine. Thank you Maxine. ~ James

mrali613 - 2011-09-22: 13:46:00