noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Leopold von Sacher-Masoch died 1895 German novelist Date: 1892 1. a sexual perversion characterized by pleasure in being subjected to pain or humiliation especially by a love object — compare sadism 2. pleasure in being abused or dominated ; a taste for suffering • masochist nounmasochistic adjectivemasochistically adverb

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  • masochism — MASOCHÍSM s.n. Perversiune sexuală caracterizată prin apariţia plăcerii sexuale numai în urma producerii unei dureri fizice. – Din fr. masochisme. Trimis de RACAI, 30.09.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  masochísm s. n. [ so pron. germ. zo ] Trimis de siveco …   Dicționar Român

  • masochism — sexual pleasure in being hurt or abused, 1892, from Ger. Masochismus, coined 1883 by German neurologist Richard von Krafft Ebing (1840 1902), from name of Leopold von Sacher Masoch (1836 1895), Austrian utopian socialist novelist who enshrined… …   Etymology dictionary

  • masochism — ► NOUN ▪ the tendency to derive pleasure from one s own pain or humiliation. DERIVATIVES masochist noun masochistic adjective. ORIGIN named after Leopold von Sacher Masoch (1835 95), the Austrian novelist who described it …   English terms dictionary

  • masochism — [mas′ə kiz΄əm, maz′ə kiz΄əm] n. [after Leopold von Sacher Masoch (1835 95), Austrian writer in whose stories it is described] 1. the getting of sexual pleasure from being dominated, mistreated, or hurt physically or otherwise by one s partner 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Masochism —    See also Sadism.    In our own time, masochism has taken on three meanings: (1) the voluntary acceptance of suffering; (2) in psychoanalysis, an intrapsychic mechanism for dealing with anxiety; (3) a kind of sex play among consenting adults… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • masochism — [[t]mæ̱səkɪzəm[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Masochism is behaviour in which someone gets sexual pleasure from their own pain or suffering. The tendency towards masochism is however always linked with elements of sadism. Ant: sadism Derived words: masochist… …   English dictionary

  • masochism — masochist, n. masochistic, adj. masochistically, adv. /mas euh kiz euhm, maz /, n. 1. Psychiatry. the condition in which sexual gratification depends on suffering, physical pain, and humiliation. 2. gratification gained from pain, deprivation,… …   Universalium

  • masochism — noun … OF MASOCHISM ▪ act PHRASES ▪ a form of masochism, a kind of masochism …   Collocations dictionary

  • masochism — mas|o|chis|m [ˈmæsəkızəm] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Leopold von Sacher Masoch (1836 95), Austrian writer who described such sexual behavior] 1.) sexual behaviour in which someone gains pleasure from being hurt or punished →↑sadism, sado… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Masochism —    , MASOCHIST    The word masochism comes to us courtesy of Chevalier Leopold von Sacher Masoch (.1836 1895), Austrian novelist. Sacher Masoch did not invent masochism, but it was a recurring theme in his novels and he can certainly be credited… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Masochism — Pleasure from one s own pain. Masochism is considered a sexual disorder, or paraphilia. Named after the 19th century Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher Masoch (masoch ism). * * * 1. Passive algolagnia; a form of perversion, often sexual in nature …   Medical dictionary

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