Verboticism: Wimpathetic

'I wish this dress didn't make me look so fat...'

DEFINITION: v. To seek compliments and/or support by insulting oneself or by complaining about the difficulty of one's life. n. A person who uses self-deprecation as flattery bait.

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Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: wim/pa/thet/ik

Sentence: Marcie was surprised no one whimpathized with her after she mentioned "tubbing out" from a size 2 to a size 4. In fact her friends considered her quite whimpathetic.

Etymology: whimper (to cry with low sounds) + wimp (a weak or ineffective person) + pathetic (inspiring pity)

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Comments: Wimpathetic

Jamagra - 2008-02-27: 10:53:00
Dang! Meant to spell the word as "whimpathetic"...

silveryaspen - 2008-02-27: 12:02:00
Whimpathetic to garner the empathetic is rather wimpathetic! Perhaps your comment above is just a Freudian slip of the fingers!

Tigger - 2008-02-27: 22:53:00
Whimpsically clever!

Guest - 2008-12-11: 12:23:00