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Don Juanism

[don wah-niz-uh m]
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noun Psychiatry.
  1. a syndrome, occurring in males, of excessive preoccupation with sexual gratification or conquest and leading to persistently transient and sometimes exploitative relationships.
Compare nymphomania.

Origin of Don Juanism

First recorded in 1880–85; Don Juan + -ism
Also called satyriasis.
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