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20 Made-up Adjectives That Perfectly Describe Teachers and The Daily Struggle


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Sometimes not even the English language is enough to explain what teachers go through and experience during the day. Explaining what we’re like and what we experience can take a whole new set of words. So here’s a quick list of 20 adjectives that teachers can use to more adequately describe what our world is like.

1. Edutaining

Being both educational and entertaining at the same time.

Edutaining- Being both educational and entertaining at the same time

“In order to keep her class engaged while somehow adhering to the pacing guide the school district gave her, the teacher had to be very edutaining.”

2. Bulldozicopter

When parents are so overprotective of their children they become an unstoppable combination of bulldozer, lawnmower and helicopter parents all rolled into one.

20 Made-up Adjectives That Perfectly Describe Teachers and The Daily Struggle

“Tommy never had to worry about doing anything he didn’t want to do because he has bulldozicopter parents.” 

3. Vacaphoric

When teachers are overly excited about the upcoming vacation.

Vacaphoric- When teachers are overly excited about the upcoming vacation

“As the final Friday before Spring Break approached, the teachers grew ever more vacaphoric.”

4. Mondepressed

How a teacher feels on a Sunday night when they realize there’s school the next day.

Mondepressed- How a teacher feels on a Sunday night when they realize there’s school the next day.

“Susan’s husband knew that when she curled up into a little ball on the couch on Sunday night, she was definitely mondepressed.”

5. Excitabored

When a teacher fakes enthusiasm during a staff meeting in the hopes it’ll end quicker.

Excitabored- When a teacher fakes enthusiasm during a staff meeting in the hopes it’ll end quicker.

“When the presenter asked for a show of hands, the teachers became very excitabored because they realized it was the only way the meeting would ever end.”

6. Redbathed

When a student’s paper ends up covered in red ink as you desperately try to correct all of their grammatical errors.

Redbathed- When a student’s paper ends up covered in red ink as you desperately try to correct all of their grammatical errors.

“His paper ended up redbathed because he thought it was OK to write an essay using emojis and abbreviations.” 

7. Parabald

The odd tendency of male Math teachers to lose their hair in such a way that their hairline forms a perfect parabola in the back, seen as a great badge of honor amongst Math teachers.

Parabald- The odd tendency of male Math teachers to lose their hair in such a way that their hairline forms a perfect parabola in the back, seen as a great badge of honor amongst Math teachers.

“Mr. Swenson taught math for so long that he eventually went parabald.”

8. Glamorish

When teachers want to dress up, but they’re too exhausted in the morning to go all out so they come as close as they can.

Glamorish- When teachers want to dress up, but they’re too exhausted in the morning to go all out so they come as close as they can.

“She came into school looking glamorish because she only had 5 minutes to get ready this morning.”

9. Microscopatient

When a teacher’s nerves are shot and they have only a small amount of patience left.

Microscopatient- When a teacher’s nerves are shot and they have only a small amount of patience left.

“Ms. Jones was very calm in August, but these days, she’s become microscopatient.”

10. Planervous

When a teacher gets panicky because lesson plans are due and they haven’t turned them in yet.

Planervous- When a teacher gets panicky because lesson plans are due and they haven’t turned them in yet.

“Mr. Smith thought he had plenty of time to finish his lesson plans, but now it’s Sunday night and he’s getting planervous.”

11. Defleated

When teachers feel both defeated and deflated at the same time.

Defleated- When teachers feel both defeated and deflated at the same time

“It seemed as if the semester would never end. Teachers left every day feeling defleated.”

12. Pinterested

When a new teacher discovers Pinterest and goes overboard with classroom decoration ideas.

Pinterested- When a new teacher discovers Pinterest and goes overboard with classroom decoration ideas.

“Every Sunday, I get so pinterested when I scroll through my Instagram feed!”

13. Perplexasperated

When the teacher tries everything in her power to get the class to understand the lesson, and they still have no clue what she’s talking about.

Perplexasperated- When the teacher tries everything in her power to get the class to understand the lesson, and they still have no clue what she’s talking about.

“The lesson was going poorly. She tried everything until she became perplexasperated.”

14. Valuabelittled

The conflicted feeling teachers get when society tells them how valuable they are, yet don’t actually do anything to support them.

20 Made-up Adjectives That Perfectly Describe Teachers and The Daily Struggle

“Another Teacher Appreciation Week had come and gone. Teachers received a coffee mug and could wear jeans to school all week, but their pay remained the same and they still lacked proper in-school support. This left them all feeling valuabelitted,”

15. Technologiconcerned

When teachers become afraid of using technology for fear it will break.

Technologiconcerned- When teachers become afraid of using technology for fear it will break.

 “Mr. Phillips really needed to print something out but he became very technologiconcerned as he approached the copier.”

16. Distrangered

The feeling of anger teachers get when their class is continuously disrupted.

 Distrangered- The feeling of anger teachers get when their class is continuously disrupted.

“Mrs.Johnson felt very distrangered after the 3 phone calls, the announcement over the intercom, and the fire drill all in one period.”

17. Creepisponsive

The oddly creepy feeling when out of nowhere your class is engaged and responding to everything you’re doing. 

Creepisponsive- The oddly creepy feeling when out of nowhere your class is engaged and responding to everything you’re doing.

“The class had all but driven Ms. Schroeder crazy over the last two weeks, but today for some odd reason they were creepisponsive.”

18. Concealaughatory

When a student says something really funny, but also slightly inappropriate so you want to laugh, but you can’t.

Concealaughatory- When a student says something really funny, but also slightly inapproprirate so you want to laugh, but you can’t.

“What Johnny said was clearly hilarious, but Mr. Rose couldn’t laugh in front of his class. He was concealaughatory for a solid 30 minutes.”

19. Gradebilitated

When teachers end up stuck in their classroom for hours catching up on their grading.

20 Made-up Adjectives That Perfectly Describe Teachers and The Daily Struggle

“The pile of papers on Mrs. Brady’s desk left her gradebilitated.”

20. Bladderstrained

When teachers can’t use the bathroom, but really REALLY need to.

20 Made-up Adjectives That Perfectly Describe Teachers and The Daily Struggle

“The bladderstrained teacher still had 2 hours to go before her next opportunity to use the bathroom.” 

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20 Made-up Adjectives That Perfectly Describe Teachers and The Daily Struggle

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