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1. Psychiatry The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts that involve exposing one's genitals to a nonconsenting stranger.
2. The act or practice of deliberately behaving so as to attract attention.

ex′hi·bi′tion·ist n.
ex′hi·bi′tion·is′tic adj.
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Adj.1.exhibitionistic - compulsively attracting attention to yourself especially by public exposure or exaggerated behavior
unconcealed - not concealed or hidden; "her unconcealed hostility poisoned the atmosphere"; "watched with unconcealed curiosity"
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Nor did he carouse with his more exhibitionistic contemporaries at Cedar Tavern, participate in splashy happenings or attract art-world gossip.
Sadly, some of those overnight sensations had to take drugs to force themselves to perform the 'extreme' exhibitionistic antics required of them.
the beside, as we will see); and third, the final farewell scene in which Alex's reenactment of her own shaming experience, this time beside and against Alvaro, can be read as a retrospectively revelatory "hinge point" of the narrative in which negative affects (shame and exhibitionistic aggressiveness) are in the process of effectively becoming positive affects and agency--such as Alex's final self-reflective integration to social life without medical interventions.
Lastly, he suggests that the therapist's use of humour is exhibitionistic and seductive and for these reasons should be avoided where possible.
Discutendo lo scarto tra altruismo e pseudoaltruismo, Akhtar e Varma sottolineano l'opportunita di distinguere "a true sacrifice from an exhibitionistic gesture masquerading as renunciation" (108).
Economic prospects and a desire for exhibitionistic display, as well a decline in their traditional overseas trading attracted the best Venetian families to invest in the theatre and opera house during the seventeenth century.
Here, Kingsbury argues "what really triggers people's anger toward the ribbon magnets, 'what gets on our nerves, what really bothers us about the "other," is the peculiar way' the other basks and bathes in their enjoyment--their modes of consumption, their noisy patriotic chanting, their over-the-top exhibitionistic displays of ribbon magnets" (p.
Sigmund Freud, on the other hand, overlooked the importance of affects in the formation of the subject and considered shame as a reaction formation to maintain the repression of forbidden exhibitionistic impulses, as a kind of moral watchman "who maintains repressions [.
The four entangle themselves in a chain of humiliations, sexual provocations, unintended confessions and exhibitionistic attacks.
16) And when it was not fatalistic, it often appeared histrionic, its "obsessive self-exposure" tipping into exhibitionistic display, its "self-irony" lapsing into cynical reason.