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    Is there a polite word for butthurt?

    Hi,

    I know butthurt is offensive, not sure how much :) But is there a polite version I can use to convey a similar meaning.

    For example in an online forum where you can upvote/downvote questions:

    <people downvoting without commenting what's wrong, which is normally discouraged as OP cannot fix what they think is wrong>

    Then you comment:
    "Butthurt downvoters, please explain what you think is wrong in the message"

    I didn't use this but I think it conveys the meaning well because sometimes you might be say talking about something that people don't like and immediately downvote without merit.



    Thanks :)

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    Re: Is there a polite word for butthurt?

    I have never encountered the word. I don't think I am missing anything.

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    Re: Is there a polite word for butthurt?

    This is a slang term. See the meaning here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=butthurt
    Last edited by 5jj; 07-Mar-2014 at 00:13. Reason: non-essential quote removed.

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    Re: Is there a polite word for butthurt?

    Thanks guys, I thought it was part of the English language. I hear it often enough in real life, but I haven't used it. That's why I was looking for a polite form :)

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    Re: Is there a polite word for butthurt?

    Quote Originally Posted by lachdanan View Post
    Thanks guys, I thought it was part of the English language. I hear it often enough in real life, but I haven't used it. That's why I was looking for a polite form :)
    It appears to mean "hurt feelings". That is why I sent you the definition.

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    Re: Is there a polite word for butthurt?

    Thanks but how can I use it to refer to a person, i.e. like in the OP, butthurt downvoters. If I say angry, it doesn't feel the same I think. Also I read the definition, it's exactly good but they didn't show any alternatives.

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    Re: Is there a polite word for butthurt?

    Quote Originally Posted by lachdanan View Post
    Thanks but how can I use it to refer to a person, i.e. like in the OP, butthurt downvoters. If I say angry, it doesn't feel the same I think. Also I read the definition, it's exactly good but they didn't show any alternatives.
    You could use "offended".

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    Re: Is there a polite word for butthurt?

    Thanks that seems pretty good.

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    Re: Is there a polite word for butthurt?

    I think "deeply offended" is even better. Butthurt seems to be a pretty strong term.

    It is very recent slang. I've never seen or heard it before.

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