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Don Juanism

[don wah-niz-uh m] /dɒn ˈwɑ nɪz əm/
noun, Psychiatry.
a syndrome, occurring in males, of excessive preoccupation with sexual gratification or conquest and leading to persistently transient and sometimes exploitative relationships.
Also called satyriasis.
Compare nymphomania.
Origin of Don Juanism
First recorded in 1880-85; Don Juan + -ism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Mr. Grundy eliminated this naïve and old-fashioned Don Juanism of his.

    The English Stage Augustin Filon
  • He perceived the childishness and folly of his favourite idea that an artist ought to pass through a phase of Don Juanism.

    The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett

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