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masochistic

[mas-uh-kis-tik, maz‐] /ˌmæs əˈkɪs tɪk, ˌmæz‐/
adjective
1.
Psychiatry. having a condition in which sexual gratification depends on suffering, physical pain, and humiliation.
2.
gratified by pain, degradation, deprivation, etc., inflicted on oneself either by one's own actions or the actions of others.
3.
tending to be self-destructive.
4.
tending to find pleasure in self-denial, submissiveness, degradation, etc.
Origin of masochistic
Related forms
masochistically, adverb
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  • But the song which became briefly, masochistically popular every two years and two months had spoiled their feeling of seclusion.

    Voyage To Eternity Milton Lesser
Word Origin and History for masochistically

masochistic

adj.

1894, from masochist + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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