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[sey-tuh-rahy-uh-sis, sat-uh-]
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  1. Don Juanism.
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Origin of satyriasis

1620–30; < New Latin < Greek satyríāsis. See satyr, -iasis
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Related Words for satyriasis

eroticism, obscenity, vulgarity, lechery, ribaldry, prurience, pornography, wickedness, dirtiness, incontinence, impurity, corruptness, debauchery, carnality, dissoluteness, lustfulness, grossness, depravity, evilness, lasciviousness

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Historical Examples of satyriasis

  • It is a disease which corresponds to satyriasis in men, and what I said of satyriasis applies with equal force to nymphomania.


    William J. Robinson

  • One of these is the production of a horrible disease, satyriasis, the nature of which has been previously indicated.

  • In cases of excessive venereal desire, amounting to satyriasis, from experience I would use this remedy first.

  • It is well known that, while satyriasis is rare, nymphomania is comparatively common.

  • Erotomania (satyriasis and nymphomania), or abnormal exaltation of the sexual appetite.

British Dictionary definitions for satyriasis


  1. a neurotic condition in men in which the symptoms are a compulsion to have sexual intercourse with as many women as possible and an inability to have lasting relationships with themCompare nymphomania
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Word Origin for satyriasis

C17: via New Latin from Greek saturiasis; see satyr, -iasis
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Word Origin and History for satyriasis


"excessively great venereal desire in the male," 1650s, medical Latin, from Greek satyriasis, from satyros (see satyr). Also in same sense satyromania (1889).

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satyriasis in Medicine


(sā′tə-rīə-sĭs, săt′ə-)
  1. Excessive, often uncontrollable sexual desire in a man.
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