Verboticism: Deadnial

'Should I call an ambulance?'

DEFINITION: v. To deny that you have stupidly injured yourself for fear of punishment or ridicule. n. A person who won't admit it when they shoot themselves in the foot (which they seem to do quite often).

Create | Read

Deadnial

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ded-nahy-uh

Sentence: Denise has always been known as a contrarian. Whatever the subject, she will be on the opposite side of any argument than the majority. Last week she was involved in a car accident. She was declared DOA when she arrived at the hospital. In a serious case of deadnial, she sat up and demanded to be seen by a doctor. As long as refuses to believe in her demise she will probably stay around to contradict the status quo.

Etymology: dead (no longer living) + denial (disbelief in the existence or reality of a thing)

Points: 866

Vote For