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ex·hi·bi·tion·ism

 (ĕk′sə-bĭsh′ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
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.

exhibitionism

(ˌɛksɪˈbɪʃəˌnɪzəm)
n
1. a compulsive desire to attract attention to oneself, esp by absurd or exaggerated behaviour or boasting
2. (Psychology) psychiatry a compulsive desire to expose one's genital organs publicly
ˌexhiˈbitionist n, adj
ˌexhiˌbitionˈistic adj

ex•hi•bi•tion•ism

(ˌɛk səˈbɪʃ əˌnɪz əm)

n.
1. a tendency to display one's abilities or to act in such a way as to attract attention.
2. a psychiatric disorder characterized by a compulsion to exhibit the genitals.
[1890–95]
ex`hi•bi′tion•ist, n., adj.
ex`hi•bi`tion•is′tic, adj.

exhibitionism

1. a deliberately conspicuous or exaggerated mode of behavior, intended to gain attention.
2. the abnormal practice of indecent exposure. — exhibitionist, n.exhibitionistic, adj.
See also: Behavior
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exhibitionism - extravagant and conspicuous behavior intended to attract attention to yourself
fanfare, ostentation, flash - a gaudy outward display
2.exhibitionism - the perverse act of exposing and attracting attention to your own genitals
paraphilia - abnormal sexual activity

exhibitionism

noun
Showy mannerisms and behavior:
Translations
exhibicionismusexhibicionizmus
ekshibitionismipröystäilynhalu
egzibicionizam

exhibitionism

[ˌeksɪˈbɪʃənɪzəm] Nexhibicionismo m

exhibitionism

[ˌɛksɪˈbɪʃənɪzəm] nexhibitionnisme m

exhibitionism

exhibitionism

[ˌɛksɪˈbɪʃəˌnɪzəm] n (also) (Psych) → esibizionismo

ex·hi·bi·tion·ism

n. exhibicionismo, deseo obsesivo de exhibir partes del cuerpo esp. los genitales.
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The group described by critics as the "greatest rock 'n' roll band" have been heavily involved in Exhibitionism, which opens at the Saatchi Gallery in London next year.
Entitled Exhibitionism, one room of the Saatchi Gallery will, says The Times, "reconstruct the PS4-a-week flat, including sights, sounds and even smells.
Iconic outfits by L'Wren Scott, Mick's late girlfriend who killed herself last year aged 49, feature in the Exhibitionism show.
Compared with women, men exhibit more assertiveness and desire for power," Grijalva notes, "but there was no difference in the exhibitionism aspect, meaning both genders are equally likely to display vanity or self-absorption.
Drane Simpson UTT, New Yourk Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms has this to say about naked: "When used with regard to persons and implying absence of clothing, the word is not uniform in its pictorial and emotional evocations; it may suggest many conditions, such as a state of nature and of physical beauty, a state of destitution and of pitiful suffering, a state of privacy and of admirable modesty or purity, a state of shameful publicity or of wanton exhibitionism.
The exhibitionism of wealth during EidulAzha, apparent in the competition to display the most expensive and grandiose sacrifice, is in sharp contradiction to the spirit of the occasion.
Is this kind of exhibitionism likely to stem a wave of vandalism?
She took the title, and the Universal record contract, with a convincing 62 percent of the votes -- but her insistence on wearing a habit for the show has raised concerns among some faithful who question whether such exhibitionism is appropriate for a nun, and among critical viewers who see it as a gimmick to win attention.
Chapters present case studies of youth problem sexual behavior, rape, offender rehabilitation, sexual masochism, voyeurism, exhibitionism, telephone scatologia, and possession of child pornography.
The Huonville man, who has a history of exhibitionism and had been seeing a psychologist, has pleaded guilty to one count of observation or recording in breach of privacy.