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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
1880-85; Don Juan + -ism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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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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