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sadomasochistic

[ sey-doh-mas-uh-kis-tik, -maz-, sad-oh- ]

adjective

  1. pertaining to or characterized by interaction, especially sexual activity, in which one person enjoys inflicting physical or mental suffering on another person, who derives pleasure from experiencing pain:

    The artist perfectly, but controversially, captured the spirit of the underground, homoerotic, sadomasochistic scenes of the 60s and 70s in New York.

  2. deriving gratification by both inflicting and receiving pain:

    You can’t win—someone’s always going to call you a sadomasochistic hater of babies for making your baby cry it out.



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It’s surprising to say that a film about the sadomasochistic eccentricities of coupledom produced Anderson’s wittiest script and prettiest cinematography, but Phantom Thread did exactly that.

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