Definition of senioritis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsēnyəˈrīdəs/


A supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance: I try not to let my grades suffer from my senioritis
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  • The advantage they have in maturity and background information may be balanced out by the effects of senioritis.
  • No matter how much I'd like to regress and give in to senioritis, AMR will not let me do so.
  • I failed to lodge a forceful protest because I also wanted to complete the check - a definite case of senioritis.


Early 20th century: from senior + -itis.

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Syllabification: sen·ior·i·tis

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