[ mas-uh-kist ]
/ ˈmæs ə kɪst /
Psychiatry. a person who has masochism, the condition in which sexual or other gratification depends on one's suffering physical pain or humiliation.
a person who is gratified by pain, degradation, etc., that is self-imposed or imposed by others.
a person who finds pleasure in self-denial, submissiveness, etc.
Related formsmas·och·is·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for masochist
You either have to be a masochist or have an acute Messiah complex.Obama Really Seems to Be Looking Forward to the End of His Presidency|Dean Obeidallah|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rousseau, in his "Confessions," reveals the sexual feelings of the masochist.The Sexual Question|August Forel
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