Verboticism: Perfectioneering

'Why are you still working on your resume?'

DEFINITION: v. To obsessively work on, shine and polish something which has no intrinsic value. n. A item which has lots of imagined shine in the eyes of the owner, but no real value for anyone else.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: per-fek-shun-EER-ing

Sentence: Something of a drama queen and one with a notable lack of self esteem Miranda would work incessantly to improve any and all manner of things from her written essays to her doll collection to her flatware, believing that her perfectioneering would somehow transform mundane things into works of art.

Etymology: Blend of perfection and engineering (engineer - To plan, manage, and put through by skillful acts or contrivance; maneuver)

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Comments: Perfectioneering

kateinkorea - 2009-03-10: 08:42:00
Well done. Good sentence. Good word.

metrohumanx - 2009-03-10: 12:18:00
A true classic! A real keeper!

Jabberwocky - 2009-03-10: 12:22:00
very nice

Nosila - 2009-03-10: 21:59:00
Great word and sentence, mustang,I may well borrow that word to pepper in conversations!