- Psychiatry. having a condition in which sexual gratification depends on suffering, physical pain, and humiliation.
- gratified by pain, degradation, deprivation, etc., inflicted on oneself either by one's own actions or the actions of others.
- tending to be self-destructive.
- tending to find pleasure in self-denial, submissiveness, degradation, etc.
Origin of masochistic
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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
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