masochistic


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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:
Adj.1.masochistic - deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from being abused or dominatedmasochistic - deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from being abused or dominated
sadistic - deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from inflicting pain on another
Translations

masochistic

[ˌmæsəʊˈkɪstɪk] ADJmasoquista

masochistic

[ˌmæsəˈkɪstɪk] adjmasochiste
his masochistic tendencies → ses tendances masochistes

masochistic

masochistic

[ˌmæsəʊˈkɪstɪk] adjmasochistico/a

masochistic

adj masoquista
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