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'This bank machine is so stupid.'

DEFINITION: v., To have the strength of character, persistence of heart, and dimness of wit to follow an unchanging course of action even when it is completely ineffective. n., A person who unhappily does the same thing over and over again.

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Boronist

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: boar - on - ist

Sentence: A compulsive boronist, James would stick at the same pointless task, despite knowing it was futile to comtinue.

Etymology: A boring person who honestly thinks his repeated actions will produce a desired result.

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Persistenacious

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: per-syst-en-AY-shush

Sentence: Ingrid is never willing to accept any kind of failure, even if all the evidence substantiates it as final and complete, and she is persistenacious to a ridiculous degree in retrying her efforts repeatedly, thinking that in time repetition will win out.

Etymology: Blend of persist and tenacious.

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COMMENTS:

Great blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 06:04:00

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Tunnelvisioned

ajnemajrje

Created by: ajnemajrje

Pronunciation: tuhn-ul-vizh-un-d

Sentence: John is so tunnelvisioned; he keeps doing the same thing over and over again.

Etymology: A person who is tunnel visioned sees nothing but the task at hand and an unrelenting need for the task at hand to come to fruition even though it may never do so.

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Futilibot

MissRabbit

Created by: MissRabbit

Pronunciation: Few-till-ih-bot

Sentence: "Tommy must have asked Jill out three hundred times. Can't he see she'll never say yes? What a futilibot!"

Etymology: Futile - ineffective, useless; Bot - from 'robot', programmed to perform one action

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COMMENTS:

I have an obseesion with words based on robot: Ildrobot: [noun] Part female human & part electronic being, designed to live on planets other than Earth. [From ild, an Old Norse feminine affix, and robot; also androbot and humobot.] Love futilibot. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 06:03:00

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Redundunce

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ri/duhn/duhns

Sentence: Jenny is a classic redundunce who needs to do things thirty, or forty times before she realizes they don't work.

Etymology: REDUNDUNCE - noun from REDUNDANT (unnecessary repetition) + DUNCE (dull-witted, stupid, or ignorant person)

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Redundunce

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ri/duhn/duhns

Sentence: Amy is a classic redundunce who needs to do things thirty, or forty times before she realizes they don't work.

Etymology: redundant + dunce

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good word good word good word good word - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-24: 10:35:00

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Halfwitual

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: haf/wit/u/al

Sentence: Sally was a halfwitual bargain shopper who repeatedly bought the giant size box of cereal at Costco to save money and then always threw out half of it when it went stale.

Etymology: half wit + habitual

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COMMENTS:

Excellent combination - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 05:56:00

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Rerutoccur

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ri-rut-oh-kur

Sentence: Jim purposely jammed the new Xerox machine and failed to fix it each time, having to call the technician in and do the dirty work. This was a common rerutoccurance for Jim, part of his daily repertoire on how to successfully annoy his co-workers.

Etymology: reoccur + rut

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Insandant

Created by: MithrilShadow

Pronunciation: Pronounced phonetically

Sentence: The lady was insandant, she swiped her credit card through the machine for minutes even though it wasn't on.

Etymology: From the words "Insanity: something utterly foolish or unreasonable", "Insistence: continuing or inclined to persist in a course", and "Redundant: characterized by similarity or repetition"

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Ignorverance

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: igg-nor-veer-ans

Sentence: Becky's ignorverance made her continually try to drive her Hummer under the bank drive through, knowing each time that she wouldn't fit and she'd have to back up and park.

Etymology: ignorance + perserverance

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-24: 01:27:00
Today's definition was suggested by Osomatic. Thank you Osomatic! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-19: 00:19:00
Today's definition was suggested by Osomatic. Thank you Osomatic. ~ James