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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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Oculex

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Oc-u-lex

Sentence: Henry VIII looked down upon Kathryn's body and for a brief moment felt oculexative now that she had gone.

Etymology: Ocular - Of or relating to the eye. Ex- previous or former. -ative Of, relating to, or associated with.

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Eekscellent

Created by: frenchprof

Pronunciation: Eek-scellent, adjective, an ironic spell, what is ironic, spooky.

Sentence: Dude in purple: "I think I am not gay." Other dude: "Eekscellent!"

Etymology: Ancient Griffin, Eek from "Ikse" or "ironic" and "sceel" which means "spell"

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Exvision

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ex-vizh-uhn

Sentence: Troy was clearly experiencing exvision when he realised that he was getting a crush on his ex-girlfriend's mother.

Etymology: ex + vision

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Priusamare

Created by: muchiny

Pronunciation: PRI-us-amare

Sentence: [n. He looks so down when she walks by holding hands with her boyfriend, he might have priusamare.] [v. I'm sooo priusamare over my ex righ now...]

Etymology: Prius - Before in Latin Amare - Love in Latin

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Exspell

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: ex/spell

Sentence: Wow! Pete thought, I know this ain't right but I can't help thinking she's got me under an exspell.

Etymology: Inspired by expel, to remove perhaps an idea or desire. From. Ex- see def. + Spell. a certain type of magic involving old ladies with pointy hats and noses with warts on who toil over large vats of a secret concoction.

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COMMENTS:

Bewitching! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-20: 05:35:00

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Attractionreaction

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: uh-track-shun-ree-ack-shun

Sentence: My ex-mother-in-law looked ravishing today, worryingly. I know it's just an attractionreaction, just a natural reflex to splitting up. The heart always wants what it can't have!

Etymology: Attraction - a force drawing together, enticement. Reaction - response, reciprocal action.

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Bettamorphosis

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: betta morf oh sis

Sentence: Why was it that bettamorphosis was at its worst when you hadn't yet replaced your ex, he thought. She looked a hundred times better than she did last week. Hell, even her date was better looking than she used to be!

Etymology: metamorphosis, better

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Retrofatuation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ret - roh - fat - yew - ay - shun

Sentence: Gilbert had a major case of retrofatuation when he saw Melissa for the first time after he called of their engagement, and he found that while he thought he had grown tired of her and bored with their relationship, he was suddenly taken aback by her beauty and presence.

Etymology: Blend of retro (go back) and infatuation.

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COMMENTS:

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-19: 15:59:00

I like it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-20: 05:31:00

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Exappeal

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: eks-ah-peel

Sentence: Even though he had "been there, done that," he was no match for her exappeal.

Etymology: Eh, this word's kinda obvious - I found a sappy book with this title... if I think of something better, I'll change it if I can.

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COMMENTS:

works for me! - galwaywegian, 2007-09-18: 06:24:00

OK, I won't change it to boomerbang or ho-yo ("Exual Healing" playing in the background on the did'er,didjou?). - purpleartichokes, 2007-09-18: 06:47:00

Those artichokes seem to be the new superfood! Certainly seem to be hitting a purple patch! - galwaywegian, 2007-09-18: 07:02:00

Great word! Boomerbang is awesome too. We've all been down the boomerbang regret road on a Saturday morning. After the exappeal has worn off! - Scrumpy, 2007-09-18: 08:40:00

You beat me to it! - Osomatic, 2007-09-18: 14:12:00

Sorry Oso! - purpleartichokes, 2007-09-18: 15:52:00

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Exdreamist

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: ex/dreem/ist

Sentence: When he saw his ex in another's embrace he became an exdreamist

Etymology: ex + dream + extremist

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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