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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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Considering the amount of free time she had, he wondered why her house was so poorly kept, and, worse, was so sheerly, almost exhibitionistically ugly.
Draped in animal furs and hides, eclectically layering fabrics, patterns and colors, Sapeurs take what is meant to be understated and exhibitionistically flaunt it.
Look!" As the moon took away the flesh of its gazers, leaving their faces "Washed white as bone," the bikinied hunchback, "passing, draws their dreams away,/ And leaves them naked to the day." Those bereft of their dreams are "the lovers, one by one," whom she passes on the beach, including "the French lad/ Who exhibitionistically had// Been fondling the American college girl" but now "Loses his interest." In an earlier version of the poem, that he had lost "his erection" (Burt 70ln)makes it all the more clear that in addition (because she emerges from the waves "In Botticellian parody") to being Aphrodite she is also Medusa, or an anti-Medusa who instead of turning men to stone makes them lose their hardness.