masochist


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mas·och·ism

 (măs′ə-kĭz′əm)
n.
1. The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts that involve being made to suffer physical or mental pain. Also called sexual masochism.
2. The deriving of pleasure from being humiliated or mistreated, either by another or by oneself.
3. A willingness or tendency to subject oneself to unpleasant or trying experiences.

[After Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836-1895), Austrian novelist .]

mas′och·ist n.
mas′och·is′tic adj.
mas′och·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.masochist - someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishmentmasochist - someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
flagellant - a person who is whipped or whips himself for sexual gratification
degenerate, deviant, deviate, pervert - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
sadist - someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or others
Translations

masochist

[ˈmæsəʊkɪst] Nmasoquista mf

masochist

[ˈmæsəkɪst] nmasochiste mf

masochist

nMasochist(in) m(f)

masochist

[ˈmæsəʊkɪst] nmasochista m/f

masochist

n masoquista mf
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