Verboticism: Gonetraction

'Wow! She never looked that good when I was dating her...'

DEFINITION: n., A syndrome afflicting the recently separated in which the "ex" (i.e. ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend, ex-husband, or even an ex-mother-in-law) appears to be more attractive than ever before. v., To be attracted to your "ex".

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Retrotractive

joelb

Created by: joelb

Pronunciation: reh-tro-TRAK-tiv

Sentence: She looked quite retrotractive as my regret sank in.

Etymology: retroactive + attractive

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Exchantment

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eks chant ment

Sentence: When Smedley ran into his ex-wife, Sharon, he barely recognized her. She was coiffed, slim, fashionable and apparently madly in love with her companion. After his initial jealousy, Smedley found himself falling under exchantment. Smedley, however, was no Prince of Darkness, so he was unable to even catch her eye...she was smitten by her new hubby,Ozzie.

Etymology: Ex (previous or former love) & Enchantment (a state of capturing interest as if by a spell)

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Priusamare

Created by: muchiny

Pronunciation: PRI-us-amare

Sentence: [n. He looks so down when she walks by holding hands with her boyfriend, he might have priusamare.] [v. I'm sooo priusamare over my ex righ now...]

Etymology: Prius - Before in Latin Amare - Love in Latin

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Bettamorphosis

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: betta morf oh sis

Sentence: Why was it that bettamorphosis was at its worst when you hadn't yet replaced your ex, he thought. She looked a hundred times better than she did last week. Hell, even her date was better looking than she used to be!

Etymology: metamorphosis, better

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Losersexfabula

Created by: staggolee

Pronunciation: LOO-zerz-ex-FA-byoo-luh

Sentence: I saw John's ex-girlfriend, and she was losersexfabula!

Etymology: Modern American English metrosexual.

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Woegoggles

Created by: Filthy

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Formergoneconclusion

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: for/mur/gon/con/clu/shun

Sentence: It is a formergoneconclusion that an ex will look more appealing after the break up.

Etymology: former + gone + foregone conclusion

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Retrotraction

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: RET-ro-trak-shun

Sentence: It had been several months since Freddie had called off his and Lucy's engagement and when he saw her at the party with her new fiance he was taken aback at how gorgeous she was and he suffered a major wave of retrotraction and felt much regret for having dumped her earlier

Etymology: Blend of 'retro' (go back) and 'attraction' (n. the act, process, or power of attracting)

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Sourgropes

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sow er grow ps

Sentence: He felt severe sourgropes as he watched, "Frigid Brigid" his ex wife, gyrate across the dance floor practically copulating with that young spanish prince as the crowd screamed thier approval.

Etymology: sour grapes, grope

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Gonetraction

mattbear

Created by: mattbear

Pronunciation: gohn-track-shun

Sentence: A week after Julie dumped Ian, he got a bad case of gonetraction and started begging for her back.

Etymology: gone + attraction

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COMMENTS:

Or how about "goneheria?" - readerwriter, 2008-08-19: 05:27:00

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