Verboticism: Retrotraction

'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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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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