Definition of senioritis in English:


Syllabification: sen·ior·i·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌsēnyəˈrītis


  • 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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    • High schools cope with senioritis.
    • It's back to the school grind, back to fighting off a severe case of senioritis for six more weeks.
    • Known for his tough, high-energy style, he appears to have a case of senioritis and has been demoted to part-time status.


early 20th century: from senior + -itis.

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