Verboticism: Determinut

'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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Refail

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈɹiˌfe(ɪ)l/ /ˈrē-ˌfāl/

Sentence: In contrast to general persistence, which may be caused by a rational belief that things may be different next time, refailure is usually the result of obsessiveness, denial, or distraction.

Etymology: re- + fail

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Determinut

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dee-TERM-eh-nut

Sentence: Lucinda is a thorough determinut, never willing to accept any kind of failure, even though all indications prove that failure is final and absolute.

Etymology: Blend of 'determined' (resolute; staunch) and 'nut' (someone who is foolish, silly, or insane)

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Reapalition

Created by: Katie

Pronunciation: Re-app-alate-shun

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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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Blindacity

Created by: libwen

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Cluelant

Created by: jhill1229

Pronunciation: klu lent

Sentence: The cluelant kept trying to unlock the car door with the ignition key.

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Redumbdant

Created by: badsnudge

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Tenasilly

Created by: FreakyDeak

Pronunciation: teh-nah-sill-ee

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Etymology: Tenacity + Silly

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