Verboticism: Underduress

'I said to dress business casual!'

DEFINITION: n. The feeling of anxiety created by the realization that you've arrived at a social event "wearing the wrong thing". v. To arrive at a social function and suddenly realize that you are you are completely over-dressed or worse -- under-dressed!

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Created by: swallowedbyafish

Pronunciation: un-der-der-ess

Sentence: The death stares of the audience made him feel like he was in the middle of being interrogated by Jack Bauer. He realized he had underduressed.

Etymology: underdress + under duress

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Comments: Underduress

silveryaspen - 2008-02-25: 13:38:00
This will stand up in any court of justice! Your sentence and word are lawesomely clever!

silveryaspen - 2008-02-25: 21:25:00
Your verboticism was one of the few that captures the 'feeling of anxiety' in the definition. I thought it excellent in every way!

bookowl - 2008-02-26: 13:30:00
I like it