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'Wow! She never looked that good when I was dating her...'

DEFINITION: n., A syndrome afflicting the recently separated in which the "ex" (i.e. ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend, ex-husband, or even an ex-mother-in-law) appears to be more attractive than ever before. v., To be attracted to your "ex".

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Woegoggles

Created by: Filthy

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Crurtle

Created by: Sievehead

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Badmiration

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: bad-meer-A-shun

Sentence: Todd knew going to his ex-sister-in-law's funeral was the right thing to do, and was already feeling proud of himself--even smug--for being a stand-up guy. That just made him all the more surprised (and ashamed) by the wave of badmiration that came over him when he saw his ex-wife process in, followed by her mother, who seemed to be hotter in grief than he could ever recall her being before. He slinked out of the service before the end.

Etymology: Bad, as in "not good" combined with admiration--the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising.

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COMMENTS:

funny twist - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-19: 15:59:00

I likey. - lumina, 2008-08-19: 17:16:00

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Exlustamania

Created by: AlouattaPigra

Pronunciation: Ehcks Luh Stah Main Ee Uh

Sentence: "It's simply a case of Exlustamania." Faeralo said with an intensified confidence. "Or at least thats what the doctor said about my recent re-interest in Hariimu." Zyaen looked at him deer eyed. "Hariimu? As in She-who-almost-ruined-your-life-Hariimu?" "The same, but I guess thats why he labeled me a Exlustamaniac." Snorted Faeralo with content.

Etymology: Ex- meaning Previous, Lust- To be attracted (without thought), Mania- To be mad, or crazy

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Regrectacles

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: ree GREK tuh kuhls

Sentence: Harold thought his "ex" looked more beautiful than ever as he watched her through his rose colored regrectacles.

Etymology: (regret: a sense of longing for someone gone) + (spectacles: eyeglasses

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COMMENTS:

Clever! Drawing on the beer-goggles idea. :) - Rhyme79, 2012-10-19: 12:28:00

Hilarious idea! - Discoveria, 2012-10-19: 17:00:00

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Gonetraction

mattbear

Created by: mattbear

Pronunciation: gohn-track-shun

Sentence: A week after Julie dumped Ian, he got a bad case of gonetraction and started begging for her back.

Etymology: gone + attraction

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Or how about "goneheria?" - readerwriter, 2008-08-19: 05:27:00

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Pinacoluva

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: pee-na-ko-LUV-a

Sentence: Bob knew that his romance with Roxie was on the rocks, but when they met, by hap, at a bar called O'Malleys it was re-instantaneous pinacoluva. On seeing that it was Roxie, bliss-bombed Bob yelled: " you're the love that I looked for, come with me and escape."

Etymology: From "Pinacolado" & "luv." Based on Rupert Holmes' hit, "Escape" (The Pina Colado Song) about a man unhappy with his current relationship agrees to meet a woman at a bar only to find that she is his current lover and that they have still have so much in c

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another great sentence - porsche, 2007-09-18: 13:19:00

ditto - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-18: 13:20:00

A vote, and a thank you for bumping "Precious and Few" out of my head. - purpleartichokes, 2007-09-18: 14:06:00

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Vexen

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: veks-en

Sentence: Rudy used to take his wife for granted. Now that they are divorced, she is a vexen.

Etymology: vixen (foxy female) + ex (former) + vex (to irritate; annoy; provoke)

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Enviex

Created by: Jenna

Pronunciation: en-vee-eks

Sentence: Carl came down with a big old case of ENVIEX when he saw Sheila looking so fine with that new guy!

Etymology: envy + ex

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Remotestewing

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: ri-moht-stoo-ng

Sentence: Jim was afflicted with a bad case of remotestewing when he witnessed his ex's picture on the dating site.

Etymology: A derivation of remote viewing. remote + stewing (as in desire)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-09-18: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Scrumpy. Thank you Scrumpy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-26: 00:16:00
Today's definition was suggested by Scrumpy. Thank you Scrumpy. ~ James

jermainechambers44 - 2010-01-26: 16:02:00
Exregret