v.— «Heard a new word recently and decided I like it. Awfulizing is the practice of thinking something is so horrible and so awful that there’s no other way to feel but depressed, dejected and without hope. Awfulizing drags people into pitiful states of despair—usually needlessly. If you catch yourself awfulizing, stop and ask yourself, “what’s really the worst thing that can possibly happen here?”» —“Bits and bytes to ponder, even avoid” by Kelly Griffith Orlando Sentinel (Florida) July 3, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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