This compound word, that no-one likes, is made up of 3 consecutive words.

Also made up of 2 consecutive words.

Also the prefix and suffix are identical words

Uses only 3 consonants.

Can you guess?

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Are you a

headache

Three consecutive words

he ad ache

Two consecutive words

head ache

prefix and suffix the same

HEadacHE

Three consonants

uses H, D and C (h is used twice)

Nobody likes

having a headache

And as a bonus

Fits Chowzen's and El-Guest's definition of compound

OLDER GUESSES

Are you an

Orator ?

Three consecutive words

or at or (first and last are the same)

Two consecutive words

ora - old english money and tor - a high craggy hill

3 consonants

r t r

Nobody likes it

well nobody likes a long winded orator

Or perhaps it is

a Tomato?

Three consecutive words

to ma to (first and last are the same)

Two consecutive words

tom - as in a cat and ato - a political division of a Bontok village

3 consonants

t m t

Nobody likes it

I know I don't!

  • @El-Guest I think it depends on the sense of "compound word". They certainly are composed of smaller words (3 2-letter and 2 3-letter) which fits one definition of "compound". – SteveV Oct 10 at 16:23
  • Steve: that was a stupid comment of mine to make, you're right. – El-Guest Oct 10 at 16:28
  • For the record, I don't believe either of those actually qualify as a compound word. A compound word puts two distinct words together using their original meanings to create a new word. I don't believe that an 'orator' has anything to do with old English money on a high craggy hill, or that 'tomato' has a meaning that has to do with a political division of a Bontok village made up of cats. Compare to 'shipwreck' (a ship that has been wrecked), milkshake, mailbox, etc. – Chowzen Oct 10 at 19:55
  • @chowzen I agree that it doesn't fit that definition of a compound word. However, that is only one definition of compound according to Webster's unabridged, for which they give examples "rowboat, fireman, high school, devil-may-care, airtight, outrun, thereby, whereas, into". Another definition is a word and a combining form such as centimeter or a word and a inflectional affix such as "builder, reenter". I think orator fits into that one. And a more general interpretation of compound could possibly include to-ma-to. But I don't really think that "nobody likes" either of my answers. – SteveV Oct 10 at 20:07
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    Headache is a simple correct answer – DEEM Oct 10 at 20:44

I think it might be

meantime

This word, that no-one likes,

Meantime implies waiting for something; people usually don't like to wait.

is made up of 3 consecutive words.

Me, anti, me

Also made up of 2 consecutive words.

Mean, time

Also the prefix and suffix are identical words

me

Uses only 3 consonants.

m, n and t

Hope this qualifies, otherwise I'll need an

ERASER.

This word is made up of 3 consecutive words.

Er, As, Er

Also made up of 2 consecutive words.

Eras, Er

Also the prefix and suffix are identical words

eraser

Uses only 3 consonants.

eraser

(And at this point I finally take a look at the title. Please put all relevant constraints in the question itself.)

  • It could refer to one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's movies that few people enjoyed – m1gp0z Oct 10 at 14:43

I think the answer might be

Outshout

This word, that no-one likes,

Nobody likes being shouted over

is made up of 3 consecutive words.

Out + sh + out

Also made up of 2 consecutive words.

Out + shout

Also the prefix and suffix are identical words

Out

Uses only 3 consonants.

h,s and t

The only answer I could come up with:

okeydokey

This compound word,

okeydokey = okey + dokey

that no-one likes,

Who admits to using it? (Okay, maybe Ned Flanders.)

is made up of 3 consecutive words.

okeydokey = o + key + dokey

or:

okeydokey = okey + do + key

Also made up of 2 consecutive words.

okeydokey = okey + dokey

Also the prefix and suffix are identical words

okey(d)okey

Uses only 3 consonants.

d, k, and k.

Bonus! Also made up of 4 consecutive words:

okeydokey = o + key + do + key

Another answer:

meantime

This compound word,

meantime = mean + time

that no-one likes,

Nobody likes it when it's time to be mean.

is made up of 3 consecutive words.

meantime = me + an + time

Also made up of 2 consecutive words.

meantime = mean + time

Also the prefix and suffix are identical words

"meantime" starts and ends with "me"

Uses only 3 consonants.

m, n, and t.

Bonus! Also produces a burst of energy:

me + anti-me = burst of energy you get when matter and anti-matter collide.

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