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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.

masochism

(ˈmæsəˌkɪzəm)
n
1. (Psychiatry) psychiatry an abnormal condition in which pleasure, esp sexual pleasure, is derived from pain or from humiliation, domination, etc, by another person
2. (Psychoanalysis) psychoanal the directing towards oneself of any destructive tendencies
3. a tendency to take pleasure from one's own suffering. Compare sadism
[C19: named after Leopold von Sacher Masoch (1836–95), Austrian novelist, who described it]
ˈmasochist n, adj
ˌmasoˈchistic adj
ˌmasoˈchistically adv

mas•och•ism

(ˈmæs əˌkɪz əm, ˈmæz-)

n.
1. gratification, esp. of a sexual nature, derived from pain, degradation, etc., inflicted by another on oneself.
2. the tendency to find pleasure in self-denial, submissiveness, etc.
3. the act of turning one's destructive tendencies inward or upon oneself.
[1890–95; after Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836–95), Austrian novelist, who described it; see -ism]
mas′och•ist, n.
mas`och•is′tic, adj.
mas`och•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

masochism

1. Psychiatry. a condition in which sexual gratification is achieved through suffering physical pain and humiliation, especially inflicted on oneself.
2. any gratification gained from pain or deprivation inflicted or imposed on oneself. Cf. sadism. — masochist, n. — masochistic, adj.
See also: Pain

masochism

A disorder in which pleasure is derived from having pain, whether mental or physical, inflicted on oneself; it is sometimes associated with sexual activity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.masochism - sexual pleasure obtained from receiving punishment (physical or psychological)masochism - sexual pleasure obtained from receiving punishment (physical or psychological)
sexual pleasure - pleasure derived from sexual activities
sadomasochism - sadism and masochism combined in one person
Translations
masokismi
mazohizam

masochism

[ˈmæsəʊkɪzəm] Nmasoquismo m

masochism

[ˈmæsəkɪzəm] nmasochisme m

masochism

nMasochismus m

masochism

[ˈmæsəʊˌkɪzm] nmasochismo

mas·och·ism

n. masoquismo, condición anormal de placer sexual por abuso infligido a otros o a sí mismo-a.

masochism

n masoquismo
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