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 his submissive sexuality in "Venus in Furs" (1869, German title "Venus im Pelz").

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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 — ► 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