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'It didn't use to bug you'

DEFINITION: n. A personality quirk or habit, which at first blush seems "cute", but which can quickly become so annoying that it undermines personal relationships. v. To be habitually irksome.

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: ree/lay/shun/slip

Sentence: Playing air guitar every time he said something funny was cute at first but turned into a giant relationslip

Etymology: relationship + slip


This is good and goofy! - wordmeister, 2007-02-15: 17:13:00

thanks wordmeister - porsche, 2007-02-16: 09:38:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ənoiəlāt

Sentence: Genny really didn*t know how break up with Peter, so she set out to annoyhilate their relationship. He was able to tolerate the **dainties** hanging in the shower and the load of laundry where she **accidently** washed all his whites with her new red blouse. He could even grin and bear it when she picked her teeth in public. What finally put it over the edge and sent him packing was her laugh/snort. And she hadn*t even planned that one.

Etymology: annoy [irritate (someone); make (someone) a little angry] + annihilate [destroy utterly; obliterate]


good word...well describes all those annoyhellations! - Nosila, 2009-09-09: 14:39:00


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Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: vex-clin-a-ashun

Sentence: His vexclinations make him near insufferable.

Etymology: from vex + inclination

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jirk fek tay shun

Sentence: Why did Lacey ever think that George's habit of using chauvinistic terms of endearment was cute? His familiarity had seemed quaint when he called her Cutie or Babe or Toots or Doll. She was beginning to think he could not remember her actual first name. His jirkfectation was equally applied to all women he encountered. But he went too far in calling the Mother Superior of the local convent, Hottie. Lacey reckoned his punishment in Hell would be a term of enfearment.

Etymology: Jerk (a dull stupid fatuous person) & Irk (to irritate or vex)& Affectation (a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display)

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: peh-ca-DIL-ee

Sentence: Gloria was appalled when Glenn's public nose picking was revealed as yet another peccadilly to be added to his collection of socially unacceptable faults.

Etymology: Blend of PECCADILLO (Spanish pecadillo, diminutive of pecado sin < Latin peccātum transgression, noun use of neuter of past participle of peccāre to err, offend) and DILLY (something or someone regarded as remarkable, unusual)

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Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: pig/no/bil/it/ee

Sentence: His pattern of pignobility left her with a fetid feeling that their relationship would not survive a week.

Etymology: pig (metaphor for dirty) + ignobility (offensive behavior)

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: enn deeer ment ahl

Sentence: his enderment finally drove her endearmental. She put the bear trap in her (large)Armani bag, before heading out to the disco. "Tonight will be the last time he grabs his crotch when they play Michael Jackson" she promised herself,

Etymology: endearment mental

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: tee/hee/dee/us

Sentence: At first it was charming when the new intern tee heed after every remark the Director said - now it is just teeheedious.

Etymology: Tee Hee + tedious


hee-larious - Nosila, 2011-02-10: 23:56:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: thawr-noi

Sentence: She used to call him by his given name, Roy. Now because of his thornnoying habits she doesn't call him at all.

Etymology: thorn (something that wounds, annoys, or causes discomfort) + annoy (irritate, upset )

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Created by: alphabetapolothology


Sentence: His intimesstation of uncontrollable gas had become a black cloud in their relationship.

Etymology: intimate + mess + irritation

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wordmeister - 2007-02-15: 23:50:00
It was tricky to come up with right word for this one...

ErWenn - 2007-02-16: 10:44:00
Lots of good words for annoying habits today. It seems to be much harder to come up with a good word for an annoying habit that starts out as endearing.