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'What was I looking for?'

DEFINITION: n. A condition where you get so distracted by the fact that you can't find something, that you forget what you were looking for. v. To forget what you are looking for while you are looking for it.

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sēknēzhə

Sentence: Al suffers from seeknesia. Not only does he have trouble finding things, he often forgets what he was looking for in the first place. The results of these slips can sometimes be a bit shocking like the time he went out to shovel his sidewalk and realized that what he had been looking for before seeknesia struck was twofold, his snow shovel and his pants.

Etymology: seek (attempt to find something) + amnesia (a partial or total loss of memory)

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Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: brainmoshed

Sentence: He was so brainmoshed, that he didn't realise the keys in his own hands - and if he would, he would have just put them aside an forgot about them...

Etymology: brain + mosh

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: diss kon sent rack ted

Sentence: He was so disconcentracted that not only did he forget his mission, it took him four hours to remember that he had forgotten it.

Etymology: concentrated, distracted

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: for/get/mee/not/a/gen

Sentence: After my fifth trip to the kitchen and experiencing a forgemeenotagain I decided to start writing all my tasks down as soon as I thought of them - then I forgot.

Etymology: forget me not + again

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: res kloo less

Sentence: Les often forgot what he was looking for even as he was hunting it. He was resclueless. He even forgot to look for his girlfriend Ruth when she ran off with the paper boy. He still searches Ruthlessly for her...or something.

Etymology: Rescue (recover, retrieve) & Clueless (not having even a clue from which to infer what is occurring;having forgotten all)

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Created by: EffingCharms

Pronunciation: dis -place- ee- ahh



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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: lost/en/con/fownd

Sentence: Lostenconfound is the predicament in which Harry found himself more and more frequently.

Etymology: lost and found + confound

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Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: sikh-errs-blok

Sentence: He knew it would be in the last place he looked, but his seekersblock proved something of an obstacle.

Etymology: From "writer's block" and "seek". Always wonder whether you're allowed 2 separate words, because "seeker's block" would be better here.

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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: diss + find + shun + ull

Sentence: I got so upset over my missing wallet that I was completely disfindtional. But I did find my mobile phone, at least. Now if I only had some cash...

Etymology: disfunctional + find

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dy ver jha am neez eeya

Sentence: My son, Whatshisname, cannot remember a thing. He suffers from diversiamnesia. I don't know where he gets it from, but he goes into a room and forgets why he went there. Ideas land on his brain but flitter away like little butterflies if he has any distraction at all. My nagging makes it worse according to him, but you cannot trust him to run a simple errand or remember important things. I think he's hitting old age early and his condition is inherited from his father, Whateverhisnamewas. Where was I...???

Etymology: Diversion (a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); a distraction) & Amnesia (partial or total loss of memory)


"hitting old age early" - chuckle! - splendiction, 2009-10-01: 19:15:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-15: 00:12:18
Today's definition was suggested by mana1066.
Thank you mana1066! ~ James

erasmus erasmus - 2007-03-15: 12:25:00
I do believe in the UK the DJ on Radio 2 called Terry Wogan calls this a senior moment but thats two words.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-15: 20:02:00
Funny thing is that it's been happening to me since I was a kid... Do think it's going to get worse as I get older?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-01: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by mana1066. Thank you mana1066. ~ James