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'Are you sure that you don't have athlete's foot?'

DEFINITION: v. To have a medical condition or illness and yet continually deny it, even after your doctor has diagnosed it. n. A person who steadfastly refuses to accept a medical diagnosis or to follow the prescribed treatment.

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Banegation

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Bay-neg-ay-shun

Sentence: David's feet itched like crazy, his socks always wet with perspiration and his shoes stank. He mentioned it in passing to his doctor but didn't take in the bit about Athlete's Foot or how his constant use of running shoes and nylon socks made it worse. The word "fungus" was all that he took in, since his fabulous race-trained body could have no disease or imperfection, nor could he believe his actions were contradictory to any part of his health. His housemate accused him of disaffliction and poor foot hygiene but David was intent on banegation, having convinced himself that the doctor had said it WASN'T Athlete's Foot.. Lah-de-dah-agnosis!

Etymology: Bane - badness, annoyance, poison. Negation - deny, disavow, disbelieve. So much denial around here it's Nihillnesstic!

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Denyagnosis

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee nye yag no sis

Sentence: Dr. Pepper (wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too?) wondered why Phyllis came to see him at all. No matter what her test results revealed, it was always a denyagnosis with her. She refused to believe him and always said, emphatically, "That's not what's gonna kill me!" When he told her she had hypertension, high cholesterol, out of whack blood sugar, lung cancer from the 4 packs a day she smoked, cataracts, an ailing liver, arthritis, incontinence, a dodgy hip and a dicky ticker, she refused medicines and treatments that would extend her life. She always said, "That's not what's gonna kill me!" She was definitely a denyagnosister. As it turned out, Phyllis was right. Although 89 years of age and less than spry, she got herself involved in a steamy affair with a hearing aid salesman named Norman, who was 20 years her junior. He could not get her to buy a hearing aid, because, of course, she did not have a hearing problem (What? What hearing problem?). No, instead her best friend, Mabel, became irately jealous. She found out her toy boy, Norman, was flogging his wares at Phyllis' condo in the Rio de NoHairo Tower of their senior's home, Samuel de Complain Chateau. Mabel stormed over to Phyllis' swinging bachelorette pad one dark evening and opened the door to find Norman and Phyllis locked in a passionate embrace, wearing only their Depends. Mabel pulled out her Smith & Wesson and dispatched them both to that big Bingo Hall in the sky. A week later, Dr.Pepper attended Phyllis' lavish funeral and she had the last laugh when he read her tombstone: "I told you...That's not what killed me!"

Etymology: deny (refuse to accept or believe) & diagnosis (identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon) & No ( no means no; not in any degree or manner; not at all, never in a million years, no way Jose, fuhgettaboutit)

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COMMENTS:

the gunnerRio got her in the end. Brilliant! - galwaywegian, 2008-04-09: 07:19:00

Great word (first one that popped into my head this AM). Love the story as well! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-09: 16:18:00

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Scougher

Created by: shoeshineboy

Pronunciation: SKOF-fer

Sentence: I can't stand when all the scoughers come to work and get everyone else sick when they KNOW they are contagious.

Etymology: scoff + cougher

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Deniailment

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: deny/ailment

Sentence: Even though his eyelids were stuck together when he woke up and his eyes were red and full of pus, he refused to consider that he might have pink eye and insisted he just had morning allergies.

Etymology: denial + ailment

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Good word containing both denail & illness(ailment). - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-09: 20:48:00

Best of the day. Good one! - Mustang, 2008-04-10: 03:35:00

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Denialvirus

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee nyal vy rus

Sentence: When Roger was bitten by a huge mosquito and had to be hospitalized, he still claimed that he just had a bug bite. He was suffering from denialvirus, which he absolutely refused to believe because he had never even been to Egypt.

Etymology: Denial (the act of asserting that something alleged is not true) & Nile Virus (West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord).

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Antidisfollowdoctor

Created by: balku4

Pronunciation: aw-dee-sfowll-teer

Sentence: youre a antidisfollowdoctor

Etymology: look at the word you will see

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Whynochondriac

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: wy-no-kon-dre-ack

Sentence: Martin's propensity to downplay his illnesses really makes him quite the whynochondriac; just today when asked if he came down with poison ivy after falling asleep in the patch of it, he responded, "why, no!" although his eyes swollen shut and the rash on his body suggests otherwise.

Etymology: why no + hypochondriac

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Rottatoesis

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Rot-ta-toe-sis

Sentence: Rachel had a bad case of rottatoesis and refused to seek medical treatment for a cure...until her toes fell off!

Etymology: Rot - A - Toes - Is

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Medeny

Created by: scarletzinc

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Maladenial

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: malədēnīəl

Sentence: Despite a cough that rattles windows and a diagnosis of pneumonia by his doctor, Rudy insists he only has a minor cold. His maladenial could be profitable if there was a market for the lung pearls he is producing.

Etymology: malady (a disease or ailment) + denial (the action of declaring something to be untrue)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-28: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James