fetishism

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fet·ish·ism

 (fĕt′ĭ-shĭz′əm)
n.
1. Worship of or belief in magical fetishes.
2. Excessive attachment or regard.
3. The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts involving a fetish.

fet′ish·ist n.
fet′ish·is′tic adj.
fet′ish·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

fetishism

(ˈfɛtɪˌʃɪzəm; ˈfiː-) or

fetichism

n
1. (Psychiatry) a condition in which the handling of an inanimate object or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs is a source of sexual satisfaction
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) belief in or recourse to a fetish for magical purposes
3. excessive attention or attachment to something
ˈfetishist, ˈfetichist n
ˌfetishˈistic, ˌfetichˈistic adj

fet•ish•ism

(ˈfɛt ɪˌʃɪz əm, ˈfi tɪ-)

n.
1. belief in, preference for, or use of fetishes.
2. excessive or blind devotion.
Sometimes, fet′ich•ism.
[1795–1805]
fet′ish•ist, n.
fet`ish•is′tic, adj.
fet`ish•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

fetishism, fetichism

Psychiatry. the compulsive use of some object or part of the body as a sexual stimulus, as a shoe, underclothes, a lock of hair, etc. — fetishist, fetichist, n. — fetishistic, fetichistic, adj.
See also: Sex
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fetishism - a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)
belief - any cognitive content held as true
2.fetishism - sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs)
paraphilia - abnormal sexual activity
Translations
fetišismus
fetišizam

fetishism

[ˈfetɪʃɪzəm] Nfetichismo m

fetishism

[ˈfɛtɪʃɪzəm] nfétichisme m

fetishism

nFetischismus m

fetishism

[ˈfɛtɪˌʃɪzəm] nfeticismo