Verboticism: Thicktoitiveness

'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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Actover

Created by: looseball

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Sentence: her persestant actover is spell-binding

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Redumbdant

Created by: badsnudge

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Repidiot

Created by: earljw

Pronunciation: rep-id-i-ot

Sentence: "Look at that repidiot over there trying that same dollar in that vending machine over and over."

Etymology: Repeat + idiot

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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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COMMENTS:

Good word! - Nosila, 2008-09-22: 01:13:00

very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 05:57:00

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Dingbatish

Created by: aholden2021

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Thicktoitiveness

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) thĭk-tōō'-ĭt-tĭv-nĭs

Sentence: Margary's refusal to give up on her shiftless, alcoholic, womanizing husband demonstrates the thicktoitiveness of the proverbial moron looking for the corner of a round room.

Etymology: thick = "mentally slow; stupid; dull" + "-toitiveness (suffix from sticktoitiveness = "dogged perseverance; resolute tenacity")

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle brilliant!! - libertybelle, 2007-10-24: 16:25:00

My other word for this definition was "duhtermination." - milorush, 2007-10-25: 10:59:00

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Dittolooper

Created by: Lidipop

Pronunciation: Dee-toe-lou-per

Sentence: what a dittolooper, doesn't she notice the line up behind her!!!

Etymology: ditto(same) + looper(tool that forms a loop) =dittolooper.

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Persistard

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: per-SIS-tard / dun-see-KAY-shun

Sentence: Donna was well known as a persistard. She would often continue to push the elevator button after it was lit, and would send back her Publisher's Clearing House entries (with subscriptions). She hoped her duncication would pay off one day.

Etymology: n: Persistard =persistance + (re)tard; v: Duncication = dunce + (dedi)cation

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COMMENTS:

ha! - good one :) - Lidipop, 2007-10-24: 12:09:00

If I had been drinking milk whilst reading this it would have shot straight out my nose! :D Good one!! - Lolagrrl, 2007-10-24: 14:01:00

That actually is a good one, come to think of it! On another note, Isn't it funny to notice that you can almost tell how many points a word will have simply by looking at the comments? - Kevcom, 2007-10-24: 23:00:00

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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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Redunduncy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ridəndənsē

Sentence: With 3 months until his retirement, Jack*s job became completely unnecessary. In a benevolent gesture, the company assigned him to a task that was as mindless as anyone could imagine. It was like a case of senior Groundhog Day. The redunduncy almost drove him into early dementia. Where he once viewed retirement with reluctance he now embraced the idea with glee.

Etymology: redundancy (the state of being no longer needed or useful) + dunce (a person who is slow at learning; a stupid person)

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