Verboticism: Hubristle

'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).

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Hubristle

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: hew-brihs-el

Sentence: Brianna Sultana was a famous actress. Adam was the director of her latest play. Unfortunately, Brianna had become a bit of a prima donna and Adam was sick of pampering her: constructive criticism or even simple suggestions of any kind would cause her to hubristle, usually resulting in some damage to the set or herself. She always said "My show must go on," and offered no apologies for any of her antics. Brianna had stormed off to her dressing room after Adam, sure he would lose his job, had said, "Take the beam out of your own eye, so you can help me take the speck out of my eye." He didn't know she would take him literally.

Etymology: HUBRIS, meaning excessive self-confidence, arrogance + BRISTLE, meaning to react in an angry, offended manner

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