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'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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Dejablindside

MISSUNDERSTOOD

Created by: MISSUNDERSTOOD

Pronunciation: day'-zhe-blind-side

Sentence: When Pat sat down for the movie s/he choked on the Kool-Ade, whilst dejablindsided by Chris's new formidable beauty

Etymology: DEJA-VU (Fr. feeling of already seen + BLINDSIDE (blind-sid from an unseen or unexpected direction

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hyperborean The return of Angrogynous Pat and Chris! - hyperborean, 2012-10-22: 10:46:00

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Gonetraction

mattbear

Created by: mattbear

Pronunciation: gohn-track-shun

Sentence: A week after Julie dumped Ian, he got a bad case of gonetraction and started begging for her back.

Etymology: gone + attraction

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COMMENTS:

Or how about "goneheria?" - readerwriter, 2008-08-19: 05:27:00

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Exmorphosis

Created by: cpjax

Pronunciation:

Sentence: after she screwed him over big time she made a exmorphosis to attract new guys

Etymology:

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Exsighting

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: iksītng

Sentence: Words cannot EXpress the emotion of Tim*s first EXsighting since their breakup. She looked so EXotic, so EXceptional he thought he might EXplode. He knew he had to make his EXit and EXpunge the thoughts he was having.

Etymology: ex (former) + sighting (manage to see or observe)

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mrskellyscl exquisite word - mrskellyscl, 2010-01-26: 05:05:00

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Exdreamist

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: ex/dreem/ist

Sentence: When he saw his ex in another's embrace he became an exdreamist

Etymology: ex + dream + extremist

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Rosiespeculise

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: rozy-speck-you-lies

Sentence: Whenever John saw Jean, his ex-girlfriend, he would subconciously rosiepeculise and view her as a beauty, which he had failed to notice before.

Etymology: To see things through "rose-tinted" spectacles i.e. much better than they really are!

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Badmiration

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: bad-meer-A-shun

Sentence: Todd knew going to his ex-sister-in-law's funeral was the right thing to do, and was already feeling proud of himself--even smug--for being a stand-up guy. That just made him all the more surprised (and ashamed) by the wave of badmiration that came over him when he saw his ex-wife process in, followed by her mother, who seemed to be hotter in grief than he could ever recall her being before. He slinked out of the service before the end.

Etymology: Bad, as in "not good" combined with admiration--the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising.

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COMMENTS:

funny twist - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-19: 15:59:00

I likey. - lumina, 2008-08-19: 17:16:00

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Regrectacles

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: ree GREK tuh kuhls

Sentence: Harold thought his "ex" looked more beautiful than ever as he watched her through his rose colored regrectacles.

Etymology: (regret: a sense of longing for someone gone) + (spectacles: eyeglasses

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Clever! Drawing on the beer-goggles idea. :) - Rhyme79, 2012-10-19: 12:28:00

Hilarious idea! - Discoveria, 2012-10-19: 17:00:00

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Exfatuation

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ex-fat-you-ayshun

Sentence: Barbara always rushed to break up with her partners because the rush of the exfatuation was much more thrilling. She was perpetually exfixed.

Etymology: ex + infatuation

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great word petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-18: 12:40:00

Very nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-18: 18:04:00

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Myexual

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: my-ex-u-al

Sentence: After the breakup, it only took a few days for Gene to realize he was myexual. Seeing Carol at the party, he knew that the attraction he felt for her now was "different" than before. Carol, back on the market, was looking fine after going on the Jenny Craig diet and getting her face peeled. Gene was more confused than ever about his feelings and he was afraid of what might happen if she saw him, so he went into the bedroom closet and stayed there until she left.

Etymology: wordplay on bisexual

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-09-18: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Scrumpy. Thank you Scrumpy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-26: 00:16:00
Today's definition was suggested by Scrumpy. Thank you Scrumpy. ~ James

jermainechambers44 - 2010-01-26: 16:02:00
Exregret