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'I wish this dress didn't make me look so fat...'

DEFINITION: v. To seek compliments and/or support by insulting oneself or by complaining about the difficulty of one's life. n. A person who uses self-deprecation as flattery bait.

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Top verboticism of the day created by Nosila

Pronunciation: shuk ster

Sentence: Melanie was a shuckster. Everytime she was given a compliment, she'd turn it into a negative, so that people would have to compliment her more to convince her it was sincere. When Georgia complimented her on her new purple dress, Melanie said she thought it made her look fat. Then Georgia would insist that the colour suited Melanie so well. Finally Georgia, who had not had any compliments in a long time, got fed up with Melanie's act in demureness. Georgia told her flatly to enjoy any compliments she got now, because in 25 years, 2 kids and a divorce later, she probably wouldn't be able to fit that little purple dress anymore. Georgia knew from whence she spoke.

Etymology: Shucks (an expression of disappointment or irritation;something of little value...phrase Aw Shucks, is Characterized by a shy, self-effacing, often unsophisticated manner, intended to show humble reaction to compliments) & suffix "-ster" (Someone who is, or who is associated with, or who does something specified.) Rhymes wkith Huckster (a seller of shoddy goods)

Created by: Nosila.

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Depressionalist: /de-pres-shun-al-ist/ Rita was great at being a depressionalist. She always got compliments when she talked down to herself. Etymology: depression (sad) + analyist (deducting one's state of mind/being) Created by: Biscotti.


Very thought provoking! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 18:01:00

Badulation: /ba-du-lay-shun/ Sally discovered that she could attract more flattery by dropping snippets of badulation such as "I wish I could be as warm and cozy as you but with 0% bodyfat and this ridicuouisly slender body I could only end up with the thankless job of making designer's clothes look fabulous." Etymology: bad + adulation Created by: Jabberwocky.


Yes, it is way better to be a great Human Clotheshanger than a great Human Being! - Nosila, 2008-12-11: 22:20:00

Excellent. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:14:00

Melign: /me-line/ Joel quickly grew defensive when we called him out for constantly meligning himself to garner compliments that would assuage his ego. "I WISH I could be self-deprecating," he retorted, "but I'm unfortunately just not very good at it." Etymology: me - reference to one's self, malign - to disparage by speaking ill of Created by: Banky.


Very good 'me'aning! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 17:36:00

Loved the irony of your sentence! - Tigger, 2008-02-27: 22:41:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-27: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Maxine. Thank you Maxine. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-10: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by Maxine. Thank you Maxine. ~ James

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