Verboticism: Obsessernaught

'This is going to be the closest shave ever!'

DEFINITION: v. To push yourself so hard to reach an impossibly high standard of perfection, that you undercut your own success. n. An impossibly high goal which practically guarantees failure.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ob-SES-her-not

Sentence: Stan was always hyped up about achieving goals to the point of being totally obsessed with success, but his standards were so high that he only succeeded in becoming an obsessernaught.

Etymology: Blend of 'obsessed' (To preoccupy the mind of excessively) and 'naught' (nothing, nil)

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