flagellatory


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flagellatory

(ˈflædʒɪlətərɪ)
adj
relating to flagellation
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It is at once possible to see why Swinburne with his masochistic veneration of such feminine types might find such a heroine immensely attractive, and he must have enjoyed the flagellatory pun ("lash") in the above passage that momentarily turns Ethel into a dominatrix.
This is more masochism than saintliness: eros may enlarge the sympathies, but it remains self-centered, flagellatory.