Verboticism: Flatterebuff

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DEFINITION: v. To reject a compliment. May indicate low self-esteem, or false modesty, or even a psychopathic aversion to flattery. n. A person who has difficulty accepting praise.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FLAT-er-e-buff

Sentence: Due to self esteem issues impressed upon her as a child and teen, Marjorie had a difficult time accepting any sort of compliment and would generally react with flatterebuff and denials of any special qualities.

Etymology: Blend of 'flattery' (excessive and insincere praise) and 'rebuff' ( reject (someone or something) in an abrupt or ungracious manner.

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