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.
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Origin of masochist
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Contemporary Examples of 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
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Historical Examples of masochist
Rousseau, in his "Confessions," reveals the sexual feelings of the masochist.The Sexual Question
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