Verboticism: Melign

'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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Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: me-line

Sentence: 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

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Comments: Melign

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

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