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DEFINITION: v. To habitually object to and contradict other people's statements, especially if they include any facts or opinions. n. A person who finds fault what other people say no matter what it is, and lets them know it.

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: Anal-linguist

Sentence: Must you really be a smartmouth like that? You're such an analinguist

Etymology: Anal-uptight linguist-language

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kom play n yun

Sentence: She was his constant complainion. Their wedding was the only recorded time that she said "I do" when asked a question in his company.

Etymology: companion, complain


My memory is not the greatest, but it seems to me we've had this word before for a different definition. No matter, because your sentence is great and so is the word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:03:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: neg-eh-tif

Sentence: Roland almost always has a negative attitude and no matter what topic arises he invariably launches a juvenile and always bitter negatiff with much acrimony and and rude contradictions.

Etymology: Blend of 'negative' (lacking positive qualities, disagreeable) and 'tiff' (a petty quarrel)

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cown/tur/pane/in/the/ass

Sentence: Sometimes Sally was such a counterpainintheass that it was impossible to carry on a conversation with her.

Etymology: counter (contrary)+ pain in the ass + counterpane (blanket)


Well put ... they do tend to throw a wet blanket on everything. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-05: 12:50:00

Funny! Funny - TJayzz, 2009-01-05: 13:12:00


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Created by: mzzmee265

Pronunciation: dis-state-er

Sentence: She sure is a disstater, how she told him what he corrected what he said and made it into little details.

Etymology: dis- means not; state-short term for statement; er-referring to something or someone

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Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: ree-tore-shun-ul-ist

Sentence: Eric was such a horrible retortionalist. He constantly contradicted whatever comments his friends made. When asked about his friends, he replied, "I don't have friends, I have peers..." It was a wonder he even had friends....err...peers.

Etymology: retort (to reply sharply as with contradiction) + contortionist (meant as being able to turn someone elses words against them; it really means an acrobatic person)


Touche! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-11: 19:12:00

Great choice of words ... the controtionist in your verboticism really captures those negative twists that tumble from the tongue. Interesting word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:08:00


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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: dis-ah-gwee-bull

Sentence: Being a disagweeble led to Jane's ultimate demise. When Bob yelled "Alligator!", she felt compelled to stand there and argue that the 8-foot long beast was actually a crocodile.

Etymology: disagreeable, weeble - cuz they keep coming back at ya (and I love weebles!)


weebles can get a round anything - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-11: 12:23:00

Did everything turn out o-cay man? - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-11: 19:03:00

Clever, fun, and downright cute! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:30:00

Too funny! I'm going to use this word on the next person who argues with me. - Tigger, 2008-03-12: 00:34:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kuhn-tra-mair-ee-uhn

Sentence: ContraMarian is conversation sniper. She can and will find fault with anything that anybody says. She enjoys shooting down even the most innocent comment. Last week her skills almost brought about a disaster. She took a shot at a negasaurus and the resulting cynicism came close to creating a black hole that could have swallowed the earth. Luckily the ancient reptile was hungry and headed off in search of food.

Etymology: contrarian (a person who takes an opposing view, especially one who rejects the majority opinion) + Marian (a female given name, form of Mary)

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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: aw - toe - fawlt

Sentence: Jim was an autofault specialist. No matter what anyone said, he would contradict or correct the statement. Moreover, he had something negative to say about everyone. I know he would really criticize this sentence since it is not clever and contains no interesting story. He is already critizing my lack of originality in illustrating my Verbotomy word today. I will wait for his comments below and just try to ignore them.

Etymology: Automatic (to operate independently of thought control (involuntary), Acting or done as if by machine; mechanical) + Fault (the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection)


I think I know Jim. - Mustang, 2009-01-05: 19:27:00


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Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: snot-troo

Sentence: John was a snottruer. If you said the sky was blue he'd say "nope, it's purple." He just couldn't stop himself from snottruing.

Etymology: From "snot" (as in snotty or rude behavior) and "true"

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-11: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-03-11: 21:51:00
Well done, Biscotti and James!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-12: 00:06:00
Thank you Silvery! I won't rebutt a compliment. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-20: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James